What web browsers work with the X Window System?
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Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer
Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer have pretty much
the same features on all of the operating systems for
which they are available. However, the "application suite"
that is distributed with these products is usually lacking
some of its pieces under one Unix flavor or another.
Netscape Navigator is available for considerably more flavors of Unix than Microsoft Internet Explorer. MSIE is currently available only for a handful of the major commercial Unix releases, and is not available for Linux as of December 1997. Netscape is available for a long list of Unix flavors, both free and commercial.
Still the most popular browser on the web as of December 1997, Netscape Navigator is locked in a features and market share race with Microsoft Internet Explorer. Happily this means that both products are currently free. In fact, Netscape has recently released the source code to Navigator through mozilla.org, with a permissive license.
At this time, there are no other browsers for the X Window System that have quite as many features as these two market leaders. Many of the other browsers for the X Window System are freeware offerings (some with a surprisingly good feature set and considerable grassroots potential). Such browsers will no doubt gain in popularity if Netscape and MSIE ever cease to be freely available. The remaining browsers are products of academia, usually permitting free use.Amaya.
Arena is now free software, released under the GNU Public License and maintained by Yggdrasil Computing. Arena implements "most" of HTML 3.2 and has some support for style sheets as well.
KFM is free software and is released under the GNU Public License.text browsers.
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