Quiz: Browser wars

Summary:In the last few weeks all the major browsers have been updated to give us a faster and hopefully more secure access to the Internet. Let's see how much you know about them.

Hard to believe but it was only 20 years ago when the first Web browser made an appearance. In the last few weeks all the major browsers have been updated to give us a faster and hopefully more secure access to the Internet. Let's see how much you know about them.

Instructions: Click on your answer and then see how many others agree with you. Then click to see the answer and the next question.

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Internet Explorer made a smashing debut at a time when over 80 percent of the browsers in use were named Netscape. About three years later IE moved ahead. One reason is...

Answer is C. IE was bundled with every new Windows PC

Netscape found out that it was almost impossible to compete with a browser that was free and easily accessible.

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In the most recent surveys, which browser version is the most in use today.

Answer is: C. Internet Explorer 8.0 owns about 34 percent of the browser market share according to Netmarketshare's February statistics.

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During recent benchmark speed tests of the major new browsers one fell flat

Answer is B. Internet Explorer 9 (64-bit).IE 9 64-bit is using an older, slower JavaScript engine.

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Which Scandinavian country is the home of Opera?

Answer is A. Norway. OK. Who thought Switzerland was in Scandinavia? [poll id="195"]

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Firefox could be in trouble according to ZDNet’s Ed Bott. Why?

Answer is C. Firefox doesn’t have an app ecosystem or a loyal core of developers, according to Ed Bott. But Adrian Kingsley-Hughes and Stephen Vaughan-Nichols don't agree.

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Which current browser is a direct descendant of Netscape Navigator (which was built by the people who built Mosaic)?

Answer is A. Firefox

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Who invented the first browser, the WorldWideWeb browser?

Answer is D. Tim Berners-Lee in 1991 (remember that year)

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Mozilla’s first browser was called?

Answer is C. Phoenix

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In recent usage surveys which browser is gaining the most ground.

Answer is D. Chrome [poll id="201"]

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Already in a steep slide, Netscape was purchased by what company in 1999?

Answer is B. AOL. Netscape continued to slide in market share until AOL stopped supporting it in 2008 but it did assist Firefox.

Correct answers

10: You're addicted. 7-9: You use a different browser for every Website. 4-6: You've used the same browser for years. 1-3: You must be using IE 6. 0: You think Al Gore was elected president, too. Thanks for playing!

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