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8 of the best web browsers for Linux

Aug 02, 2010, 12:37 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The web browser is becoming the single most important piece of desktop software, if it isn't already. Not only is the web a huge source of information, but also the conduit to a huge world of hosted apps and interconnected cloud services covering a range of new computer-based experiences.

"When you're shopping, you want security; when you're working, you want reliability; and when you're being entertained, you want speed and compatibility with many different types of media.

"On top of this, most websites employ client-side JavaScript and Ajax technologies, placing an extra processing burden on the browser. Building a browser that can cope with all this and be easy to use while offering a great experience is quite a tall order."

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