Windows® XP Web Browsers
How to choose the best web browsers for Windows XP?
Web browser is an application used for retrieving and presenting information on the World Wide Web. Main function of a web browser is to bring information resources to its users. Most of the web browsers have some common elements like a refresh button, home button, address bar etc. Almost all web browsers allow you to open multiple information resources concurrently. All web browsers are Operating System dependent, so you need to install the correct version of web browser in your Windows XP Operating System. Most of the web browsers could help to store bookmarks so that you could access it vey quickly.
Important web browsers and its features in Windows XP are listed below:
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Opera web browser
Internet Explorer is the default Operating System in Windows Operating System. You will get Internet Explorer with Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. Internet Explorer or IE has been the most widely used browser since the year of 1999. One of the important benefits of Internet Explorer is that, it came preinstalled in Windows Operating Systems. IE 6 is the default web browser in your Windows XP Operating System. By the time of IE 6 was released, its usage grown up to 95 percentages. Recent version IE 8 is loaded with additional features like improved tabs and new address bars.
Firefox is an open source browser from Mozilla Corporation. It is the second most widely used web browser in the world with a usage of 22.93 percentages in 2010. It uses Gecko layout engine to display the contents in web page. New versions of Firefox include features like tabbed browsing, spell checking, download manager etc. You could run Firefox in your Windows XP Operating System. They also provide protection from viruses and hackers while browse your system in the Internet.
Opera is a well known web browser developed by Opera. It is capable of displaying web pages, sending and receiving e-mails, downloading data using bit torrent etc. Additional features of this software includes tabbed zooming, download manager etc. You could install Opera web browser in your Windows XP Operating System.