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The Lineup

Web Browser Grand Prix 5: Opera 11.50, Firefox 5, And Chrome 12
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When we published the first Web Browser Grand Prix back in March of 2010 (Web Browser Grand Prix: The Top Five, Tested And Ranked), we really hit the ground running and got right to the testing. It occurred to us that we never really gave an overview of each browser; we just assumed (probably justly so) that everyone was already familiar with the top five Web browsers. We didn't foresee how popular this series was going to become and the number of more mainstream folks (non-geeks) who would tune in. So, we figured it's about time that we properly introduced the contenders. Feel free to grab the latest version of the Web browsers from our new downloads section with the links in the table below.




Chrome
Vendor:
Google
Debut:
9/02/2008
Current Version:
12
Layout Engine:
WebKit
JavaScript Engine:
V8
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac, Linux, ChromeOS
WBGP Wins:
2 (WBGP1 and WBGP2: Linux)
Download Chrome!






Firefox
Vendor:
Mozilla
Debut:
11/09/2004
Current Version:
5
Layout Engine:
Gecko 2.0
JavaScript Engine:
JagerMonkey
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac, Linux
WBGP Wins:
None
Download Firefox!





Internet Explorer
Vendor:
Microsoft
Debut:
8/16/1995
Current Version
9
Layout Engine:
Trident
JavaScript Engine:
Chakra
 Supported Platforms:
Windows (Vista and 7)
WBGP Wins:
2 (WBGP3 and WBGP4)
Download Internet Explorer!





Opera
Vendor:
Opera Software
Debut:
12/09/1996
Current Version:
11.50
Layout Engine:
Presto
JavaScript Engine:
Carakan
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac, Linux
WBGP Wins:
1 (WBGP2)
Download Opera!





Safari
Vendor:
Apple
Debut:
1/07/2003
Current Version:
5.05
Layout Engine:
WebKit
JavaScript Engine:
Nitro
Supported Platforms:
WIndows, Mac
WBGP Wins:
None
Download Safari!


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