The usage share of web browsers is dominated by a few mature applications. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera account for around 95% of all desktop web browsing activity. However, there are a myriad of other web browsers that are worth investigating.
There are good reasons to experiment with alternative web browsers. As they have a much smaller user base, they are less susceptible to being targeted by spyware and other nasties. Alternatively, you might choose to use more than one web browser for different purposes, which can help combine speed and reliability. You might want to use one for business, work and school, another for general use, one only for your social media interactions.
Gngr is another new web browser under development that is worth keeping an eye on in the future.
|Cutting Edge Web Browsers|
|Fifth||Offers the best features from Opera, as well as a few unique features|
|Dooscape||Written with the Qt framework and using WebKit as the web engine|
|eww||Emacs's built-in web browser|
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