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Web Browser Grand Prix VI: Firefox 6, Chrome 13, Mac OS X Lion
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Chrome
Vendor:
Google
Debut:
9/02/2008
Current Version:
13
Layout Engine:
WebKit
JavaScript Engine:
V8
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac, Linux, ChromeOS
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration:
No
WebGL:
Yes
WBGP Wins:
3 (WBGP1, WBGP2:Linux, and WBGP5)
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Chrome 13 on Windows 7Chrome 13 on Windows 7Chrome 13 on Mac OS X LionChrome 13 on Mac OS X Lion




Firefox
Vendor:
Mozilla
Debut:
11/09/2004
Current Version:
6
Layout Engine:
Gecko 2.0
JavaScript Engine:
JagerMonkey
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac, Linux
HTML Hardware Acceleration:
Yes
WebGL:
Yes
WBGP Wins:
None
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Firefox 6 on Windows 7Firefox 6 on Windows 7Firefox 6 on Mac OS X LionFirefox 6 on Mac OS X Lion




Internet Explorer
Vendor:
Microsoft
Debut:
8/16/1995
Current Version:
9
Layout Engine:
Trident
JavaScript Engine:
Chakra
Supported Platforms:
Windows (Vista and 7)
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration:
Yes
WebGL:
No
WBGP Wins:
2 (WBGP3 and WBGP4)
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Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7




Opera
Vendor:
Opera Software
Debut:
12/09/1996
Current Version:
11.50
Layout Engine:
Presto
JavaScript Engine:
Carakan
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac, Linux
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration:
No
WebGL:
No
WBGP Wins:
1 (WBGP2)
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Opera 11.50 on Windows 7Opera 11.50 on Windows 7Opera 11.50 on Mac OS X LionOpera 11.50 on Mac OS X Lion




Safari
Vendor:
Apple
Debut:
1/07/2003
Current Version:
5.1
Layout Engine:
WebKit 2
JavaScript Engine:
Nitro
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration:
Yes (Mac only)
WebGL:
No
WBGP Wins:
None
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Safari 5.1 on Mac OS X LionSafari 5.1 on Mac OS X LionSafari 5.1 on Windows 7Safari 5.1 on Windows 7

All Apple products are known as much for their form as their function, and Safari is no exception. Apple is a total experience company. They control the horizontal. They control the vertical. Pairing Apple products with other Apple products is how they're intended to be used. So, let's take a look at what Safari does on Apple's own operating system with a spotlight on Safari for Mac.

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