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Web Browser and their HomePages - Quick Reference

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WWW Browsers and their HomePages

2003-10-20: 39 browsers

Idea: maybe i'll add more info on available ports/systems. between the releasedate and the homepage url.

to add: list of dead and discontinued browsers..
Name Version ReleaseDate Homepage Comments
Amaya 8.0 2003-04-15 W3C's WebEditor/WebBrowser. Linux + Windows. OpenSource.
Arachne (DOS) 1.7 [????-??-??]
Arachne (Linux) 1.66 2000-07-21 [DL]
Arena (dead?) ??? ????-??-?? [ar] maintained by the W3C until June 1996
Beonex 0.8.2-stable-2 2003-03-12 also email+news client. based on Mozilla 1.0.2. FreeBSD, Linux, Mac, Windows.
Camino (MacOSX) 0.7 2003-03-06 based on Gecko.
Chimera -> Camino --- --- - dead! see Camino
debris 2.26p1 2001-01-22 text browser. smaller than lynx. supports forms and tables. provides secure environment which makes it suited for use on public terminals.
Dillo 0.7.2 2003-04-30
GNU, written in C, small, fast.
edbrowser (aka edb) 1.5.14 2003-07-14 [ed] self-contained perl script - runs "out of the box". command line browser - especially useful for blind users.
elinks (stable) 0.4.20 2003-01-26 Enhance "links". Forked from links. Scriptable with Lua.
elinks (devel) 0.5pre0 [unreleased] Enhance "links". Forked from links. Scriptable with Lua.
Elvis 2.2h 2002-07-30 alright, it's primarily an editor. so sue me.
Epiphany 0.8.0 2003-07-15 [dl] goal: simple and easy to use; requires GNOME libs
Firebird 1.5 RC7 2003-11-10
Based on Gecko.
was: Phoenix (until 2003-04-15)
Galeon (stable) 1.2.10 2003-04-19 Based on Gecko.
Galeon (devel) 1.3.4 2003-04-19 Based on Gecko.
iCab 2.9.1 2003 Feb? commercial! (US$29)
(ChangeLog wanted!)
Internet Explorer 6 + Q818529 2003-06-04 Q818529 is the name of latest patch
ishZilla 0.3 2003-06-19 goal: "to be light and fast with few dependencies"
KHTML (Windows) none yet? ????-??-?? for Win32 native
K-Meleon 0.7 2002-10-31 [km] Based on Gecko.
(service package)
0.7 2003-02-13 [km] Based on Gecko.
Konqueror linked to KDE-3.1.2 see KDE
LineMode 3.1 1995-11-14 "The Libwww Line Mode Browser". probably dead now.
links (stable) 0.98 2002-06-30 see also: elinks
links (devel) 0.99pre6 2003-05-11 see also: elinks
links(2) 2.1pre13 2003-10-12 based on links. adds support for JavaScript and graphics.
links-hacked 030709 2003-07-09 based on links. merges elinks and links(2) and adds some patches. tabbed browsing, lua scripting, forward history; toggle images.
lynx (stable) 2.8.4rel1b 2001-10-06 DOS, Win32, UNIX.
lynx (devel) 2.8.5dev.15 2003-04-27 DOS, Win32, UNIX.
mMosaic 3.7.2 2001-02-02 no updates since 2001? - but see also: where you can find mMosaic 3.8.17 [2003-10-08]
Mozilla (stable) 1.4 2003-06-30
Mozilla (devel) 1.5b 2003-08-27
Multivalent/ R7 2003-09-01 Understands more formats besides HTML Multivalent kann nicht nur HTML, sondern auch ein paar andere Formate lesen. Geschrieben in Java. Aktuelle Version ist "Release 7 (R7)" von 1. September 2003. Der aktuelle Entwickler-Snapshot ist vom 15. September.
Nautilus 2.3.7 2003-07-21 GNOME's file manager
netrik 1.12.0 2003-09-07 text browser.
Netscape 7.1 ????-??-??
OmniWeb (MacOSX) 4.2.1 2003-05-13
OmniWeb (MacOSX) (devel) 4.5beta3 2003-07-10 expires on 2003-08-01
Opera (Linux) 7.11 ????-??-?? commercial. Linux/Mac/Windows and OS/2, Solaris, FreeBSD, QNX, Symbian
Phoenix -> Firebird --- --- --- ---
retawq 0.1.7 2003-09-03 text browser.
Safari Latest Version ????-??-??
Scamper Latest Version ????-??-?? (Squeak)
Skipstone 0.83 2002-06-25 Using Gtk+. Based on Gecko.
XEmacs Latest Version ????-??-??
w3m 0.4.1 * 2003-03-06 *
Zen Latest Version ????-??-??
[ar] 2003-06-03: Connection refused - huh?
[ed] no release date given.  so i used the timestamp on "webpage".
[km] 2003-06-03: - connection time out :-(

[DL] release dates not available on website -> info requires download. :-(
     download (of source) necessary to find release date in the archive

devel -> development version


what good is it to add "applications" or "projects" or even "software" in the *web address*? i really wished those URLs were shorter! i'm looking forward to someone to come up with browsername.domain for each of the browsers. ishzilla's address could become "" or even ""


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