Java software allows you to run applications called "applets" that
are written in the Java programming language. These applets allow you
to have a much richer experience online than simply interacting with
static HTML pages.
Java Plug-in technology, included as part of the Java 2 Runtime
Environment, Standard Edition (JRE), establishes a connection between
popular browsers and the Java platform. Java allows applications to be
downloaded over a network and run within a guarded sandbox. Security
restrictions are easily imposed on the sandbox.
Many cross platform applications also require Java to operate properly. ... Read more »
Internet Explorer is the world's most popular
Web browser. Security, ease of use, and improvements in RSS, CSS, and
Ajax support are Microsoft's priorities for Internet Explorer. This
version of IE runs on Windows XP.
The latest version of the browser includes support for:
Accelerators - which allow supported web applications to be invoked without explicitly navigating to them.
WebSlices - which allows portions of page to be subscribed to and monitored from a redesigned Favorites Bar.
Adobe Flash Player is the high performance, lightweight, highly
expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user
experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile phones and
Installed on over 750 million Internet-connected desktops and
mobile devices, Flash Player enables organizations and individuals to
build and deliver great digital experiences to their end users.
Immersive experiences with Flash video, content and applications with full-screen mode.
Low-bandwidth, high-quality video with advanced compression technology.
High-fidelity text using the advanced text rendering engine.
Real-time dynamic effects with filters for Blur, DropShadow, Glow,
Bevel, Gradient Glow, Gradient Bevel, Displacement Map, Convolution,
and Color Matrix.
The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox
sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more
secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.
User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best
possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location
bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use
it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches
Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.
Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new
malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms,
trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.