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Which is the most Feature Rich (Best) Web Browser?

Updated on October 17, 2013

It is actually pretty difficult to say which is the "best" browser, however I will make an attempt in this article. I used the wikipedia article found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_web_browsers#Vulnerabilities

The way I tried the ranking is I gave one point to each winner in each category. Winner is the most technologies, platforms, etc, supported in each category. When the ranking is based on scoring not supported technologies I just selected the one(s) with the highest scores. So here are the winner in each categories.

Operating system support:

Arora

Lynx

Midori

Firefox

Opera

Qupzilla

Seamonkey

w3m

Browser features:

Chromium

Chrome

Explorer

Maxthon

Firefox

Opera

Safari

Torch Browser

Accessibility features:

Firefox

Opera

Accessibility features (continued):

Opera

Acid Test Scores:

Arora

Chromium

Comodo Dragon

Doodle

Chrome

Explorer

Maxthon

Midori

Safari

HTML5 support:

Maxthon

Web technology support:

Opera

Mobile Web technology support:

Opera

Explorer

Plugins and syndicated content support:

Explorer

JavaScript support:

Chrome

Explorer

Midori

Firefox

Opera

QupZilla

Protocol support:

Opera

Seamonkey

Image format support:

Safari

Internationalization:

Firefox

Security and vulnerabilities:

Chrome

Firefox

Seamonkey

Opera

Safari

Total number of wins in all categories combined:

9 Opera

6 Firefox

5 Explorer

4 Chrome

3 Maxthon

3 Midori

3 Safari

3 SeaMonkey

2 Arora

2 Chromium

2 QupZilla

1 Comodo Dragon

1 Doodle

1 Lynx

1 Torch Browser

1 w3m

Final Ranking. The Best Browsers:

1: Opera

2: Firefox

3: Internet Explorer

4: Chrome

5: Midori, Safari, Seamonkey

6: Arora, Chromium, Qupzilla

7: Comodo Dragon, Doodle, Lynx, Torch Browser, w3m

Quick note:

It was suprising that Internet Explorer came out to be third, and not much lower, because who knows a little about IT says how bad it is (although they say it mostly about its security).

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