Free web browsers

Thursday, March 13, 2008

These are the web browsers which can be freely used, copied, studied, modified, and redistributed by everyone that obtains a copy: "free software" or "open source software". Typically, this means software which is distributed with a free software license, and whose source code is available to anyone who receives a copy of the software.


Abaco is a web browser for the Plan 9 operating system. It is a graphical web browser with support for inline images, tables and frames. It has a true multiple document interface inspired on acme's interface. It is a multi-threaded and modest-sized program


Amaya is a free and open source web browser and authorng tool created by a structured editor project at Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), a French national research institution, and later adopted by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web.


Arachne is a full-screen Internet suite containing a graphical web browser, email client, and dialer. It primarily runs on DOS based operating systems, but includes a few preliminary builds for Linux. Arachne was originally created by Michael Polak (under the label xChaos software, later renamed to Arachne Labs) in the C language and compiled using Borland C++ 3.1 compiler, but since been released under the GPL as Arachne GPL.


Arena is a web browser developed by the W3C for testing support for HTML 3 and Cascading Style Sheets.

The W3C halted work on the Arena browser, and switched to the Amaya browser as their new testbed. On 17 February 1997, Yggdrasil Computing took over the role of developing the browser. Development seems to have stopped in late 1998, with the final release being on 25 November.

Despite its time of development, Arena is in certain areas a relatively modern browser; because it functioned as a testbed, it saw the implementation of new technologies long before they became mainstream, i.e. CSS.

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