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Safari[edit]

What about Safari? Shouldn't it be in this list? Jon VS (talk) 00:25, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Moving history-related content from article "Comparison of web browsers"[edit]

I am moving content from the article Comparison of web browsers to this talk page (Talk:Web browser history) because the former article was way too long and the content would be better as part of this article. Much of it is redundant but I'll put it here and if there is anything useful please feel free to integrate it into the Web browser history article.

(ps - I put some nowiki tags into the moved content to prevent it from messing up the talk page section heads.) --Helena srilowa 00:50, 28 August 2012 (UTC)


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==Web browser history== ===Web browsers by year=== {{See also|Mobile browser}} {{Web browsers by year}} ===Historical web browsers===

This table focuses on operating system (OS) and browsers of the 1990s and turn of the century. The year listed for a version is usually the year of the first official release, with an end year being end of development, project change, or relevant termination. Releases of OS and browser from the early 1990s to before 2001-2002 time frame are the current focus.

Many early browsers can be made to run on later OS (and later browsers on early OS in some cases); however, most of these situations are avoided in the table. Terms are defined below.

Browser Years MS 2000/XP/Vista/7 98/Me NT 95 3.1 IBM OS/2 Mac OS X
(Intel/PPC)
Mac OS 9 Mac OS 8 System 7
(PPC/68k)
Linux BSD Unix
(HP-UX,
Solaris)
Other
Years (OS) - 2000/2001 1998 1993 1995 1992 1988 2001 1999 1997 1991 '94(1.0)/'91 1993 (1990s) -
AWeb 1996-Current No No No No No No No No No No No No No AmigaOS
MorphOS
Cello 1993-1994 No No Terminated (1.01a) No Terminated (1.01a) Terminated (1.01a) No No No No No No No No
DocZilla 2003-2005 Terminated (1.0) Terminated (1.0) Terminated (1.0) Terminated (1.0) No No No No No No Terminated (1.0) No No No
Dooble 2009-current Yes No No No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes No ReactOS
IBM WebExplorer 1994 No No No No Unknown Terminated (1.1h) No No No No No No No No
ICab 1998-Current No No No No No No Yes (4.25) Dropped (3.03) Dropped (2.9.9) Dropped (2.9.9) No No No No
Internet Explorer 1995-Current Included (Win 2000 dropped as of IE7, Win XP dropped as of IE9) Dropped (6.0 SP1) (included 4.0-5.5) Dropped (6.0 SP1) (included 2.0) Dropped (5.5) (possibly included 1.0-4.0) Dropped (5.0) No Dropped (5.2.3) Dropped (5.1.1) Dropped (5.1.1) Dropped (5.1.1) No No Dropped* (5.01 SP1) Windows Server 2008 included (7.0), Windows Server 2003 included (6.0)
IE Mac
(IE5, Tasman)
1996-2003 No No No No No No Terminated (5.2.3) Dropped (5.1.7) Dropped (5.1.7) Dropped (3.0) No No No No
K-Meleon 2000-Current Yes Yes (Older versions will work) Yes (Older versions will work) Yes (Older versions will work) No No No No No No No No No No
Konqueror 1996-Current Yes No No No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No
Lunascape 2004-Current Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003
MacWeb 1994-1996 No No No No No No No No Unknown Terminated (2.0) No No No No
Mosaic 1993-1997 No No Terminated Terminated Terminated Terminated No Terminated (3.0) Terminated Terminated Dropped (2.6) Dropped (2.6) Dropped (2.6) OpenVMS
Mozilla
(restarted SeaMonkey)
2002-2006 Terminated (1.7.13 - Vista and 7 unsupported) Terminated (1.7.13) Terminated (1.7.13) Terminated (1.7.13) Dropped Terminated (1.7.13) Terminated (1.7.13) Dropped (1.2.1) Dropped (1.0.1) No Terminated (1.7.13) Terminated (1.7.13) Terminated (1.7.13) OpenVMS
Mozilla Firefox 2004 - Current Yes (Firefox12 is the last version to support Windows 2000 and Pre-SP3 XP) Dropped (3.0) Dropped (3.0) Dropped (3.0) No No Yes No No No Yes Yes No No
Netscape Navigator 9 2008 Terminated (Windows 7 unsupported) Terminated No No No No Terminated
(Mac OS X v10.2)
No No No Terminated
(kernel 2.2.14)
No No No
Netscape Browser 2004-2007 Terminated (Vista and 7 unsupported) Terminated Terminated Terminated No No No No No No No No No No
Netscape 7
Netscape 6
2000-2004 Terminated (7.2 - Vista and 7 unsupported

XP also unsupported in Netscape 6)
Terminated (7.2) Terminated (7.2) Terminated (7.2) No No Terminated (7.2) Dropped (7.02) Dropped (7.02) Unknown Terminated (7.2) Terminated (7.2) Terminated (7.2) No
Netscape Communicator 1997-2002 Terminated (4.8 - XP/Vista/7 unsupported) Terminated (4.8) Terminated (4.8) Terminated Dropped (4.08) Terminated No Terminated (4.80) Terminated (4.80) Dropped (4.08) Dropped (4.77) Terminated Dropped (4.77) No
Netscape Navigator 1994-1998 No Terminated (4.08) Terminated Terminated Terminated (4.08) Terminated No Terminated (4.08) Dropped Dropped 3.0.4 Terminated (4.08) Terminated (4.08) Terminated (4.08) OpenVMS
OmniWeb 1995-Current No No No No No No Yes Dropped (4.0) Dropped Dropped No No No NeXTSTEP
Opera 1996-Current Yes Terminated Dropped (10.0)[1] Yes Dropped (3.62) Dropped (5.12) Yes Dropped (7.54u2) Dropped (6.03) Unknown Yes Yes Yes[note 1][note 2] Yes[note 3]
UdiWWW 1995-1996 No No Terminated (1.2.000) Terminated (1.2.000) Terminated (1.2.000) No No No No No No No No No
ViolaWWW 1992 No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes X11
WorldWideWeb 1991 No No No No No No No No No No No No No NeXTSTEP
OpenStep
Browser Years MS 2000/XP/Vista/7 98/Me NT 95 3.1 IBM OS/2 Mac OS X
(Intel/PPC)
Mac OS 9 Mac OS 8 System 7
(PPC/68k)
Linux BSD Unix
(HP-UX,
Solaris)
Other

[2][3]

  1. ^ Opera dropped support for Solaris in 10.10.
  2. ^ Ødegaard, Ruari. "The Setting Sun". Opera Desktop Team. Opera Software. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Cell phones, Nintendo DS / Wii, Symbian, Windows Mobile, iOS (Opera Mini - available from App Store); BeOS (Dropped 3.62), QNX (Dropped 6.01)

==Release history==

A brief overview of the release history.

Browser First public release date First public release version First stable release date First stable release version Latest stable release version date Latest testing release version date
Amaya Nov 14, 1996 0.9 Nov 14, 1996 0.9 11.4.4 (January 18, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-01-18)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
AOL Explorer Jun 2005 1.0 Jun 2005 1.1 1.5 (May 10, 2006; 8 years ago (2006-05-10)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Avant Aug 2004 ? Aug 2004 ? 2014 build 7 (June 25, 2014; 3 months ago (2014-06-25) [4]) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Camino Feb 13, 2002 0.1 Feb 14, 2006 1.0 2.1.2 (March 14, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-03-14)) [±] none [±]
Chromium Jun 2009  ? NA NA none (n/a) [±] 40.0.2188.1 (October 13, 2014 (2014-10-13)) [±]
Dillo Dec 1999 0.0.0 Dec 1999 0.0.0 3.0.4[5] (9 April 2014; 6 months ago (2014-04-09)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
DocZilla May 2003 1.0 Jul 2005 2.7pre1 1.0 (May 31, 2003 (2003-05-31)) [±]
ELinks Dec 2001 ? Dec 2001 ? 0.11.7[6] (22 August 2009; 5 years ago (2009-08-22)) [±] 0.12pre6[7] (30 October 2012; 23 months ago (2012-10-30)) [±]
Web Dec 22, 2002 0.4 Sep 8, 2003 1.0 3.14.1 (October 15, 2014; 8 days ago (2014-10-15)) [±][8]


3.13.92 (September 19, 2014; 34 days ago (2014-09-19)) [±][9]


Flock Oct 24, 2005 0.4.9 Nov 2, 2007 1.0 3.5.3.4641 (February 1, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-02-01)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Galeon Jun 2000 0.6 Jun 2000 0.6 2.0.7 27 September 2008; 6 years ago (2008-09-27) none
Google Chrome Sep 2, 2008 0.2.149.27 Dec 11, 2008 1.0.154.36
Windows, OS X, Linux

38.0.2125.104 (October 14, 2014; 9 days ago (2014-10-14)[10]) [±]

Beta

39.0.2171.36 (October 22, 2014; 1 day ago (2014-10-22)[11]) [±]

Dev

40.0.2194.2 (October 21, 2014; 2 days ago (2014-10-21)[12]) [±]

Beta for Android

39.0.2171.37 (October 22, 2014; 1 day ago (2014-10-22)[13]) [±]

iCab Feb 17, 1999 Preview 1.0 Feb 17, 1999 Preview 1.0 5.2 (June 3, 2014; 4 months ago (2014-06-03)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Internet Explorer Aug 1995 1.0 Aug 1995 1.0 11.0.12 (v11.0.9600.17278)[14] (9 September 2014; 44 days ago (2014-09-09)[15]) [±] [note 1]
Internet Explorer for Mac Jan 23, 1996 2.0b Apr 23, 1996 2.0
K-Meleon Nov 26, 2000 0.2 Nov 26, 2000 0.2 74.0 (September 27, 2014; 26 days ago (2014-09-27)[16]) [±] 74 RC 2 (September 8, 2014; 45 days ago (2014-09-08)[17]) [±]
Konqueror Oct 2000 ? Oct 2000 ? 4.14.2 (October 14, 2014; 9 days ago (2014-10-14)) [±][18]
Links Nov 24, 1999 0.8 Nov 24, 1999 0.8 2.8[19] (22 September 2013; 12 months ago (2013-09-22)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Lunascape Sep 12, 2005 3.0 Sep 12, 2005 3.0 6.9.2 (October 6, 2014; 17 days ago (2014-10-06)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Lynx Jul 8, 1993 2.0.10 Jul 8, 1993 2.0.10 2.8.8[20] (9 March 2014; 7 months ago (2014-03-09)) [±] 2.8.9dev.1[21] (12 March 2014; 7 months ago (2014-03-12)) [±]
Maxthon Jul 11, 2002 0.1 (as MyIE2) Sep 8, 2005 1.0.0250 Windows: 4.4.2.2000 (September 11, 2014; 42 days ago (2014-09-11)) [±][22]

OS X: 4.1.3.5000 (September 9, 2014; 44 days ago (2014-09-09)) [±][23]

Linux: 1.0.5.3 (September 9, 2014; 44 days ago (2014-09-09)) [±][24]

iOS: 4.5.6 (September 9, 2014; 44 days ago (2014-09-09)) [±][25]

Android: 4.3.1.2000 (August 20, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-08-20)) [±][26]

4.4.3.600 Beta (September 25, 2014; 28 days ago (2014-09-25)) [±]
Midori Apr 19, 2009 0.1.6 Oct 19, 2008 0.1.0 0.5.8[27][28][29] (3 April 2014; 6 months ago (2014-04-03)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Mosaic Apr 22, 1993 1.0 Apr 22, 1993 1.0 3.0 (October 27, 1997; 16 years ago (1997-10-27)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Mozilla Dec 7, 1998 "Preview" Mar 19, 1999 M3 1.7.13 (April 21, 2006; 8 years ago (2006-04-21)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Mozilla Firefox Sep 23, 2002 0.1 Nov 9, 2004 1.0

33.0 (October 14, 2014; 9 days ago (2014-10-14)[30]) [±]
ESR 31.2.0 (October 14, 2014; 9 days ago (2014-10-14)[31]) [±]

Beta

34.0 Beta 2 (October 21, 2014; 2 days ago (2014-10-21)[32][33]) [±]

Aurora

35.0a2 (October 17, 2014; 6 days ago (2014-10-17)[34]) [±] dairy release

Nightly

36.0a1 (October 14, 2014; 9 days ago (2014-10-14)[35]) [±] dairy release

Netscape Apr 5, 2000 6 Preview Release 1 Nov 14, 2000 6.0 9.0.0.6 (February 20, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-02-20)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Netscape Browser Nov 30, 2004 0.5.6+ May 19, 2005 8.0 9.0.0.6 (February 20, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-02-20)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Netscape Communicator Jun 1997 4.0 Jun 1997 4.0 4.8 (August 22, 2002; 12 years ago (2002-08-22)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Netscape Navigator Oct 13, 1994 0.9 Oct 13, 1994 0.9 9.0.0.6 (February 20, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-02-20)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Netscape Navigator 9 Jun 5, 2007 9.0 Beta 1 Oct 15, 2007 9.0 9.0.0.6 (February 20, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-02-20)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
NetSurf Jun 2002 0.00 May 19, 2007 1.0 3.2[36] (30 August 2014; 54 days ago (2014-08-30)) [±] Public Autobuilder (n/a) [±]
OmniWeb 1994 0.5 Mar 17, 1995 1.0 5.11.2 (July 23, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-07-23)) [±] 6-r202077 (Jan 16, 2013) [±]
Opera Sep 1996 2.1b1 Dec 1996 2.1
Windows, OS X

25.0.1614.50 (October 15, 2014; 8 days ago (2014-10-15)[37]) [±]

Linux, FreeBSD

12.16 (July 4, 2013; 15 months ago (2013-07-04)[38]) [±]

beta (Windows, OS X, Linux)

25.0.1614.35 (October 7, 2014; 16 days ago (2014-10-07)[39]) [±]

developer (Windows, OS X, Linux)

26.0.1655.0 (October 16, 2014; 7 days ago (2014-10-16)[40]) [±]

Safari Jan 7, 2003 0.8 Jun 23, 2003 1.0
for OS X Yosemite

8.0 (October 16, 2014; 7 days ago (2014-10-16)[41]) [±]

for OS X Mavericks

7.1 (September 18, 2014; 35 days ago (2014-09-18)[42]) [±]

for OS X Mountain Lion

6.2 (September 18, 2014; 35 days ago (2014-09-18)[42]) [±][note 2]

SeaMonkey Sep 15, 2005 1.0a Jan 30, 2006 1.0 2.30 (October 15, 2014; 8 days ago (2014-10-15)[43]) [±] 2.30 Beta 2 (October 12, 2014; 11 days ago (2014-10-12)[44]) [±]
Shiira May 28, 2004 0.9 May 28, 2004 0.9 2.3 (August 11, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-08-11)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Sleipnir Jun 2005 2.00 alpha Oct 2005 2.00 Windows:

3.6 (August 2, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-08-02)) [±]

Mac OSX:
3.6 (August 3, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-08-03)) [±]

none (n/a) [±]
WorldWideWeb Dec 1990 ? Feb 26, 1991 ? 0.18 (January 14, 1994; 20 years ago (1994-01-14)) [±] none (no public release) ((n/a)) [±]
w3m 1995 ? ? ? 0.5.3[45] (15 January 2011; 3 years ago (2011-01-15)) [±] none (n/a) [±]
Browser First public release date First public release version First stable release date First stable release version Latest stable release version date Latest testing release version date
  1. ^ As of February 2007, at least Windows XP SP2 or Windows Server 2003 SP2 is required to install the latest version (8.0) of Internet Explorer for Windows. Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 is the last version that supports Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0 SP6a, and Windows 2000. Internet Explorer 7 is bundled with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, Internet Explorer 8 is part of Windows 7.
  2. ^ Safari is included with Mac OS X and the latest version is always available only from the OS install or OS updates.



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--Helena srilowa 00:50, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

This article seems to fully overlap in scope with History of the web browser. I would suggest merging these two articles under the more verbous title History of the web browser. --hydrox (talk) 10:24, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

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  2. ^ "Article ID : 164539; Section Internet Explorer for Macintosh or Windows 3.1". Microsoft. 21. November 2007. Retrieved 14 May 2009.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "The Netscape Archive". Netscape Communications. 1 March 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Download - Avant Browser - The full-featured tri-core rendering Avant Browser which supports IE/Firefox/Chrome engines is fast, stable and memory leak free.". Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  5. ^ Arellano Cid, Jorge (2014). "ChangeLog". Dillo.org. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "ELinks - Full-Featured Text WWW Browser". elinks.or.cz. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "ELinks - Full-Featured Text WWW Browser". elinks.or.cz. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "GNOME Shell 3.14.1". GNOME mailing list. October 14, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ Jardón, Javier (September 19, 2014). "GNOME 3.13.92". gnome-devel-announce mailing list. https://mail.gnome.org/archives/devel-announce-list/2014-September/msg00005.html. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  10. ^ "Stable Channel Update". Chrome Releases. Blogger. October 14, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Beta Channel Update". Google Blogspot. 2014-10-22. Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  12. ^ "Dev Channel Update". Google Blogspot. 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-21. 
  13. ^ "Chrome Beta for Android Update". Google Blogspot. 2014-10-22. Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  14. ^ "Microsoft Has Just One Critical Patch in September Patch Tuesday". PC Magazine. Fahmida Y. Rashid. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-052 - Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2977629)". Security TechCenter. Microsoft. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "News". kmeleon.sourceforge.net. September 27, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  17. ^ "K-Meleon 74 RC 2". kmeleon.sourceforge.net. September 8, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  18. ^ "KDE Ships Applications and Platform 4.14.2". KDE. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
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  20. ^ Dickey, Thomas E. (14 February 2014). "Stable release". lynx.isc.org. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  21. ^ Dickey, Thomas E. (12 March 2014). "Current Version in Various Archive Formats". lynx.isc.org. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  22. ^ Maxthon for Windows Changelog
  23. ^ Maxthon for Mac Changelog
  24. ^ Maxthon for Linux Changelog
  25. ^ Maxthon Cloud Browser on iTunes
  26. ^ Maxthon for Android Changelog
  27. ^ "Timeline". Midori: Webkit Web browser. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  28. ^ "Midori 0.5.8 'Unicorns and pixies'". Midori: Webkit Web browser. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  29. ^ "Changelog". midori-browser.org. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
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  38. ^ "Opera 12.16 changelog". 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
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