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A WEB BROWSER (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI/URL) and may be a web page, image, video or other piece of content. Hyperlinks present in resources enable users easily to navigate their browsers to related resources. The major web browsers are Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari.

An OPERATION SYSTEM (OS) is software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs. The operating system is an essential component of the system software in a computer system. Application programs usually require an operating system to function.

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  • ANDROID - since 2008. Mobile operating system. It allows developers to write managed code in the Java language, controlling the device via Google-developed Java libraries.
  • BADA - (2010-2014). Was an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It was developed by Samsung Electronics.
  • BlackBerry 10 - since 2013. Proprietary mobile operating system developed by BlackBerry Limited for its BlackBerry line of smartphone.
  • Brave - "A browser with your interests at heart. Browse faster by blocking ads and trackers that violate your privacy and cost you time and money." Free and open-source web browser based on the Chromium web browser and its Blink engine.
  • Chromium - open-source Web browser project started by Google, to provide the source code for the proprietary Google Chrome browser.
  • Dolphin Browser - since 2011. Proprietary mobile browser for the Android operating system and iOS.
  • DuckDuckGo - since 2008. Internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers' privacy and used to avoid the filter bubble of personalized search results. DuckDuckGo does not show search results from content farms.
  • Ecosia - since 2009. "Let's plant some trees!" Search engine based in Berlin, Germany, that donates 80% or more of its profits to nonprofit organizations that focus on reforestation and planting trees where they are needed most. It considers itself a social business, is CO2-negative and claims to support full financial transparency and protect the privacy of its users. Ecosia is also B Lab-certified.
  • Google Chrome - since 2008. Freeware web browser developed by Google.
  • IOS - since 2007. (Previously iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc. and distributed exclusively for Apple hardware. It is the operating system that powers many of the company's iDevices.
  • INTERNET EXPLORER - since 1995. (Formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer and Windows Internet Explorer, commonly abbreviated IE or MSIE) is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. Internet Explorer is one of the most widely used web browsers, attaining a peak of about 95% usage share during 2002 and 2003. Its usage share has since declined with the launch of Firefox (2004) and Google Chrome (2008).
  • LINUX - since 1991. Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.
  • LINUX KERNEL - since 1991. Unix-like computer operating system kernel. The Linux kernel is the most widely used operating system kernel in the world; the Linux operating system is based on it and deployed on both traditional computer systems, usually in the form of Linux distributions, and on embedded devices such as routers. The Android operating system for tablet computers and smartphones is also based atop the Linux kernel.
  • Mac OS X Lion - since 2011. (Version 10.7; marketed as OS X Lion) is the eighth major release of Mac OS X, Apple's desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers.
  • MAC OS X SNOW LEOPARD - since 2009. (Version 10.6) is the seventh major release of Mac OS X, Apple's desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers.
  • MEEGO - (2010-2012). Was a Linux distribution developed by volunteers from the Linux Foundation, using source code from the operating systems Moblin (produced by Intel) and Maemo (produced by Nokia). Primarily targeted at mobile devices and information appliances in the consumer electronics market.
  • Microsoft Edge - "The web is your canvas." Web browser developed by Microsoft and included in the company's Windows operating system. Officially released on July 29, 2015, it replaced Internet Explorer as the default browser on Windows 10. It will also be the default browser of the forthcoming release of Windows 10 for smartphones and small tablets. Unlike other browsers, Edge is exclusive to Windows 10 and cannot be used on previous Windows versions.
  • MOZILLA FIREFOX - since 2002. Free and open-source web browser developed for Windows, OS X, and Linux, with a mobile version for Android.
  • NETSCAPE - (1994-2008). U.S. computer services company, best known for Netscape Navigator, its web browser. Netscape's web browser was once dominant in terms of usage share, but lost most of that share to Internet Explorer during the first browser war. The usage share of Netscape had fallen from over 90 percent in the mid-1990s to less than one percent by the end of 2006. Netscape's browser development continued until December 2007. Official support ended on March 1st, 2008.
  • OPERA - since 1995. Web browser developed by Opera Software. The latest version currently runs on Microsoft Windows and OS X operating systems.
  • OPERA MINI - since 2005. Web browser designed primarily for mobile phones, smartphones and personal digital assistants.
  • OPERA MOBILE - since 2000. Mobile web browser for smartphones and PDAs.
  • PrivatOS - operating system used in the Blackphone, that is targeted at users who seek improved privacy and security. It provides encryption for phone calls, emails, texts, and internet browsing.
  • SAFARI - since 2003. Web browsers developed by Apple Inc. included with the OS X and iOS operating systems.
  • SYMBIAN - (1997-2012). Was a closed-source mobile operating system (OS) and computing platform designed for smartphones. Symbian was used by many major mobile phone brands, like Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and above all by Nokia. It was the most popular smartphone OS on a worldwide average until the end of 2010, when it was overtaken by Android.
  • Tails - "Privacy for anyone anywhere." Live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to: use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.
  • Tixen - since 2012. Linux-based mobile operating system backed by the Linux Foundation, mainly developed and used primarily by Samsung Electronics.
  • Tor - since 2002. "Browse Privately. Explore Freely." Defend yourself against tracking and surveillance. Circumvent censorship. Tor Browser isolates each website you visit so third-party trackers and ads can't follow you. Any cookies automatically clear when you're done browsing. So will your browsing history.
  • UBUNTU - since 2004. Debian-based Linux operating system, with Unity as its default desktop environment. It is based on free software.
  • Windows 10 - "Get the best Windows ever." Operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems released on July 29, 2015. Windows 10 introduces what Microsoft described as a "universal" application architecture; expanding on Metro-style apps, these apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families with nearly identical code—including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and HoloLens.
  • WINDOWS MOBILE - (2000-2010). Family of mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft for smartphones and Pocket PCs. In February 2010, Microsoft announced Windows Phone to supersede Windows Mobile. As a result, Windows Mobile has been deprecated.
  • WINDOWS PHONE - since 2010. Smartphone operating system developed by Microsoft. It is the successor to Windows Mobile, although it is incompatible with the earlier platform.
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