List of web browsers The following is a list of web browsers that are notable. Timeline representing the history of various web browsers. Historical This is a table of personal computer web browsers by year of release of major version, in chronological order, with the approximate number of worldwide Internet users in millions. Note that Internet user data is related to the entire market, not the versions released in that year. The increased growth of the Internet in the 1990s and 2000s means that current browsers with small market shares have more total users than the entire market early on. Notable releases In order of release: Notable layout engines Graphical Current/maintained projects are in boldface. Trident shells Other software publishers have built browsers and other products around Microsoft's Trident engine. Gecko-based Mozilla Firefox (formerly Firebird and Phoenix) Yahoo! Gecko- and Trident-based Webkit- and Trident-based KHTML-based Presto-based
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ZAC Browser ZAC Browser (Zone for Autistic Children) is a web browser designed specifically for children and teenagers with autism and autism spectrum disorders such as Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) and PDD-NOS. Because autistic children display characteristics such as impairments in social interaction, impairments in communication, restricted interests and repetitive behavior, the standard browser experience can often be overwhelming. The ZAC browser reduces the number of user interface controls and removes access to much of the Web in order to simplify the experience for autistic children. ZAC browser is available as a free download for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista. History John LeSieur had a grandson named Zack who was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of 3. Because of the autism, the child was often very frustrated when using the computer. In 2008, KidCD 2.0 was released and added a feature that automatically switched icons on the screen.
Who Writes Wikipedia? I first met Jimbo Wales, the face of Wikipedia, when he came to speak at Stanford. Wales told us about Wikipedia’s history, technology, and culture, but one thing he said stands out. “The idea that a lot of people have of Wikipedia,” he noted, “is that it’s some emergent phenomenon — the wisdom of mobs, swarm intelligence, that sort of thing — thousands and thousands of individual users each adding a little bit of content and out of this emerges a coherent body of work.”† But, he insisted, the truth was rather different: Wikipedia was actually written by “a community … a dedicated group of a few hundred volunteers” where “I know all of them and they all know each other”. Really, “it’s much like any traditional organization.” The difference, of course, is crucial. So did the Gang of 500 actually write Wikipedia? Stanford wasn’t the only place he’s made such a claim; it’s part of the standard talk he gives all over the world. At Stanford the students were skeptical. Excellent article.
Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles Firefox stores your personal data, such as bookmarks, passwords and extensions, in a profile folder on your computer, in a location separate from the Firefox program. This article explains how to back up your profile, restore it, or move your profile to a new location or computer. Note:The Refresh Firefox feature creates an Old Firefox Data folder on your desktop, which contains a backup of your old profile folder and its contents. If you recently refreshed Firefox and still have this folder, you already have a complete profile backup. To restore or move selected information instead of the entire profile, see Recovering important data from an old profile. Just Bookmarks? Click the menu button , click help , click and select . Under the Application Basics section, click on Show FolderOpen FolderShow in FinderOpen Directory. To back up your profile, first close Firefox if it is open and then copy the profile folder to another location. Locate your profile folder, as explained above.