5 BROWSER BATTLE
"It's the Battle to end all Browser Battles featuring 5 of the Best Browsers such as Google Chrome4, Mozilla Firefox 3.6, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, Opera 10 and Apple Safari 4. Chrome4 is a very fast Browser. Firefox 3.6 has Secure Browsing. Explorer 8 has the Accelerators. Opera 10 has the Turbo Option. Safari 4 was designed by Apple Engineers. There can be only ONE Winner so let the Battle begin with such Benchmarks as Acid3, Sunspider, V8 Benchmark and Peacekeeper the Browser Benchmark!"
GOOGLE CHROME 4 FEATURES
"Google Chrome Extensions - Extensions are little programmes which add useful features to your browser. Extensions can provide useful alerts and notifications, let you access your favourite web apps or news sources easily and improve the ease of online tasks such as browsing photos, getting directions or shopping."
"Translation in the browser - Chrome is the first browser to incorporate machine translation in the browser itself, without requiring additional plug-ins or extensions. When the language on the web page does not match the language preferences set in the browser, Chrome will automatically ask to translate the web page into your preferred language. Learn more about setting language preferences in Chrome or using the translation feature in Chrome."
"Themes - Customise your browser with themes from artists around the world. Learn more about adding themes to the browser or preview a few Chrome artist themes."
"Omnibox - Use the Omnibox to type both web addresses and searches in Chrome."
"New Tab page - Visit your favourite websites easily from the New Tab page. When you open a new tab, the sites that you visit most often are readily available."
"Tabs and Stability - Chrome is built for stability. If an individual tab freezes or crashes, the other tabs are unaffected. You can also arrange your tabs however you wish - quickly and easily."
"Incognito mode - When you don't want your website visits to be recorded in your browser history, you can browse in incognito mode. (A handy feature for planning surprise gifts and birthdays!)"
"Safe Browsing - Chrome will show you a warning message before you visit a site that is suspected of containing malware or phishing. A phishing attack takes place when someone masquerades as someone else to trick you into sharing personal or other sensitive information with them, usually through a fake website. Malware, on the other hand, is software installed on your machine, often without your knowledge, and is designed to harm your computer or potentially steal information from your computer. With Safe Browsing technology enabled in Chrome, if you encounter a website suspected of containing phishing or malware as you browse the web, you will see a warning page like the one below"
MOZILLA FIREFOX 3.6 FEATURES
"Instant Web Site ID - Want to be extra sure about a site's legitimacy before you make a purchase? Click on a site favicon for an instant identity overview. Another click digs deeper: how many times have you visited? Are your passwords saved? Check up on suspicious sites, avoid Web forgeries and make sure a site is what it claims to be."
"Private Browsing - Sometimes it's nice to go undercover. When this feature is enabled, you won't leave a single browsing fingerprint behind for others to discover. You can slip in and out of private browsing mode quickly, so it's easy to return to what you were doing before as if nothing ever happened (you can also browse privately all the time). It's great if you're doing your online banking on a shared computer or checking email from an Internet café."
"Anti-Malware - Firefox protects you from viruses, worms, trojan horses and spyware. If you accidentally access an attack site, it will warn you away from the site and tell you why it isn't safe to use."
"Anti-Phishing - Shop and do business safely on the Internet. Firefox gets a fresh update of web forgery sites 48 times in a day, so if you try to visit a fraudulent site that's pretending to be a site you trust (like your bank), a browser message big as life will stop you."
"Outdated Plug - Some web pages require that you install small applications called plugins to watch videos, play games or view documents. These plugins are written by other companies, and it can be hard to make sure they're always up to date. Since outdated plugins are a security risk, Firefox will let you know when you have a plugin that's vulnerable to attack and direct you to the right site to get the updated."
"Pop-Up Blocker - Banish pop-ups (and pop-under windows) from your surfing experience once and for all. Or, find a happy medium choose to view blocked pop-ups or create an allow list of sites whose pop-ups you're okay with seeing."
"Over 6,000 ways to customize - The sky's the limit with a growing library of over 6,000 Firefox add-ons, little extras you choose to download and install for a browser that works your way. Manage online auctions, upload digital photos, see the weather forecast in a glance and listen to music all from the convenience of your browser. There's no need to open a new window or tab for each task. If you're not sure where to begin, try Fashion Your Firefox a handy Web application that recommends add-ons based on your interests."
"Dress Up Your Firefox with Personas - We've enhanced our themes to give you access to thousands of lightweight browser themes, meaning you can change the look of your Firefox to practically anything with a single click. Choose anything from simple designs to colorful patterns to content from partners like Harry Potter, Bob Marley or Lance Armstrong's LiveStrong Foundation."
MICROSOFT INTERNET 8 FEATURES
"Enhanced Security - Internet Explorer 8 introduces the capability to detect malicious code running on compromised websites, helping prevent identify theft. Domain Highlighting also prvodes easier interpretation of web addresses (URLs) to avoid deceptive and phishing sites, while the Data Execution Prevention feature protects PCs from viruses and other security threats by preventing certain types of code from writing to executable memory space."
"Improved Performance - Internet Explorer 8 includes many performance improvements that contribute to a faster, more responsive web browsing experience in the areas that matter most. Internet Explorer 8 starts quickly, loads pages fast and uses a powerful new Tab page to increase access points. In addition, the script engine in Internet Explorer 8 is significantly faster than in previous versions, minimizing the load time for webpages."
"Better Productivity - Internet Explorer 8 delivers advanced web experiences faster that make it easier to build rich, intelligent web applications. New platform features such as Accelerators, Web Slices and Search providers focus on the specific needs and business functions. Internet Explorer 8 is also backward-compatible for websites and web applications designed for Internet Explorer 7."
"Enterprise Ready - Internet Explorer 8 is the business-ready browser, setting standards for Enterprise-class deployment, management, compatibility and security. It is designed to be compatible with applications written for Internet Explorer 7 and has a complete range of deployment tools including a Deployment Guide, Internet Explorer Administration Kit for customization, Slipstream, Systems Center Configuration Manager and Windows Server Update Services. Internet Explorer includes more than 1,300 group policies, allowing IT professionals to customize Internet Explorer 8 to meet the needs of their enterprise. In addition, professional support is available by phone or email."
"Overview - Windows Internet Explorer 8 includes a host of new features, enhancements, and other improvements driven from real world scenarios and customer desires that puts the Web at your service. This document will give you more information and examples on how to create rich user experiences and make sure your Web sites are ready for Windows Internet Explorer 8."
"Accelerators - How many steps does it take with your current browser to map an address, translate a word, or perform other routine tasks online? Until now it was likely a series of cutting and pasting information from one webpage to another. Now there's a better way. The new Accelerators in Internet Explorer 8 help you quickly perform your everyday browsing tasks without navigating to other websites to get things done. Simply highlight text from any webpage, and then click on the blue Accelerator icon that appears above your selection to obtain driving directions, translate and define words, email content to others, search with ease, and more. For example, with the "Map with Bing" Accelerator in Internet Explorer 8, you can get an in-place view of a map displayed directly on the page."
"Stay Safer Online - The Internet has enhanced our lives in nearly every way. However, as more of the things we do every day depend on the Internet, online crime has risen in turn. Cybercriminals are using increasingly sophisticated and deceptive methods such as: Malware - software that a cybercriminal can use to steal your bank account information, track everything you type, send out malicious software or spam, or harm your computer. Phishing - an attack where a cybercriminal pretends to be a legitimate organization, such as your bank, in order to deceive you into giving up personal information such as credit card numbers and account information."
"InPrivate Browsing - When checking e-mail at an Internet café or shopping for a gift on a family PC, you don't want to leave any trace of specific web browsing activity. InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer 8 helps prevent your browsing history, temporary Internet files, form data, cookies, and usernames and passwords from being retained by the browser, leaving no evidence of your browsing or search history. You can start InPrivate Browsing by opening a new tab and selecting Browse with InPrivate or selecting it from the Safety button on the top right corner of the browser window. Once you complete this action, Internet Explorer 8 will launch a new browser session that won't record any information, including searches or webpage visits. To end your InPrivate Browsing session, simply close the browser window."
OPERA 10 FEATURES
"Lightning fast - Make your Web browsing faster. Everything from how Web pages load to how you open tabs is optimized to happen almost instantly. You can even speed up browsing on slow connections, with Opera Turbo."
"Safe and secure - Reduce your exposure to threats on the Web. Industry-leading security and features, such as Fraud Protection and a security bar, ensure your safety."
"Easy to use - Fly through Web pages by using thoughtfully-designed features. You can search right from the address field or launch your favorite pages with one click using Speed Dial."
"Innovative and powerful - Get the most from the Web with great features such as custom search, mouse gestures and Find in Page, to help you find content on long pages."
"Visual tabs - Get a better look at open Web pages with visual tabs."
"Integrated Web search - Search right from the address field with integrated Web search."
"Opera Link - Keep your data backed up and synchronized with phones and other computers by using Opera Link."
"Opera Turbo - Speed up your browsing on slow connections, with Opera Turbo."
"Custom search - Quickly search with any search engine, using custom search."
APPLE SAFARI 4 FEATURES
"What is Safari? - It's a browser. It's a platform. It's an open invitation to innovate. Whether on a Mac, PC, iPhone, or iPod touch, Safari continuously redefines the browser, providing the most enjoyable way to experience the Internet."
"A more elegant browser. By design. - Before Safari, browsers were an afterthought. Something you put up with if you wanted to surf the internet. One browser looked and felt just like another, so you chose the one that worked the best and crashed the least. They were ugly, cluttered affairs, whose interfaces competed for your attention and made browsing the very purpose for which they were created more difficult. Safari changes all that."
"Safari is designed to emphasize the browsing, not the browser. - The browser frame is a single pixel wide. You see a scroll bar only when needed. By default, there's no status bar. Instead, a progress gear turns as your page loads. And if you so choose, you can hide almost the entire interface, removing virtually every distraction from the browser window. A great browser should get out of your way and let you simply enjoy the web. Safari does just that. And it does it regardless of platform."
"Innovation. In plain sight. - Everyone has their favorite web sites. The problem is that you have to click through them one by one. Not anymore. With Top Sites, Safari keeps a running tally of the websites you visit and automatically creates a graphically rich page that displays up to 24 thumbnails of your favorites. That makes it easy to spot the site you want to visit, and to open it with a click."
"The world's fastest browser, Safari has speed to burn. - Why should you wait for pages to load? You want to see those search results, get the latest news, check current stock prices, right now. And Safari delivers, letting you wait less and browse more. In fact, every Safari update is tested to make certain it continues to deliver the fastest browsing experience on any platform."
"Safari is leading the way to a standards-based Internet. - Standards matter. Before standards, every browser had its own play book. With standards, every browser's on the same page. Great for developers, standards let them create sites that work on all browsers out of the box. Great for the browsing public, they assure that you enjoy a great experience on every site you visit."
"The browser that has your back. - Yes, the web can be a scary place. But when you use Safari, you can surf worry free. To keep your browsing your business, Safari offers Private Browsing. Simply turn it on, and Safari stops recording the sites you visit and the software or docs you download. It also stops storing your Google searches, cookies, and the data in online forms you fill out. So feel free to shop online or check your bank account from a shared or public computer."
"Look before you click. - Doing things no browser has ever done before, Safari also makes it a lot easier to find sites you've visited in the past but can't quite remember. Since it stores all the text of every page you visit, Safari can instantly find sites from even the sketchiest search terms. Then it does something really unique. Rather than present a static list of URLs and force you to click repeatedly until you find the right site, Safari shows you every site it's found in Cover Flow. You flip through the sites, just as you do album art in iTunes. And when you click a webpage in Cover Flow, it's because you've already recognized it as the site you were looking for."
"Apple engineers designed Safari to be secure from day one. - And they continue to build improvements into Safari with each new release. For example, anti-phishing and malware technology is built-in, so if you visit a site that might contain phishing or malware content, it automatically alerts you and won't open the page. Thanks to its new EV (or Extended Validation) Certificate support, Safari highlights legitimate websites and businesses, letting you feel confident about purchasing items or sharing personal information online."
"WINDOWS XP COMPUTER GETTING UPDATES UNTIL 2019."
"First, open up Notepad by pressing Windows Key + R to open Run and type notepad to get a new Notepad window. Paste the following text:"
"Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00"
"Save the file with CTRL + S — name it whatever you like, but be sure that it ends in .reg to make it a Registry file. Double-click the new file and confirm adding it to the Registry."
"Now, you can restart the computer to re-enable automatic updates, or open the Start Menu and choose All Programs > Windows Update to check for updates on the web manually. You should find new updates waiting for you, despite XP not receiving any updates since 2014."
"WINDOWS XP COMPUTER GETTING UPDATES UNTIL 2019."
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