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There are several Web browsers that run equally well on Windows, MacOS, and Linux distress. The ones that are covered by OS-College are fairly popular as well as being cross-platform. They are as follows:

  • Firefox

  • Google Chrome/Chromium

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Opera

  • Brave

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Cross-platform browsers

The brief sections below work equally well on Windows, MacOS, and most Linux operating systems.


For Windows systems, the browsers below will no longer support Windows 7 and 8.1. Older versions will continue to work, but as time goes on, they may not be able to access certain Web sites.

Several of the browsers will support MacOs 10.11 El Capitan and later. The others will only support newer versions. Alternative versions may be found for older operating systems.

All of the below systems run on Linux systems designed for Intel and AMD processors. Only Chromium and Firefox run on systems designed for ARM chips.

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Firefox

This is one of the oldest browsers on the market. It has been around for two decades. It is the default browser on most Linux desktop operating systems. The browser has remained open-source, allowing people to create alternative browsers and spinoffs of Firefox for specific purposes.

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Chrome/Chromium

Chrome is the most popular Web browser in the world. Most people use it on their desktop computers and mobile devices. It is based on Chromium, an open-source version of the browser. Chrome is available for Linux desktop operating systems, but most Linux users prefer Chromium.

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Microsoft Edge

Microsoft replaced Explorer with a new browser called Edge and made it available for non-Windows operating systems. MacOS and Linux distros can run the Microsoft product. The browser is based on Chromium.

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Opera

Opera was first designed in Norway in 1995, making it the oldest browsers OS-College covers. The Chromium-based browser has built-in access to FaceBook Messenger, WhatsApp, TikTok, and several other applications. They are located in the left sidebar.Brendan Eich. Like others in this list, it is based on Chromium. It's specialty is that it focuses on blocking ads and Websites that track users. Brave also has its own search engine.

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Brave

Brave is a newer browser on the market that has been gaining traction. It was co-founded by Brendan Eich, who also co-founded Mozilla, which is the entity behind Firefox.  Brave, based on Chromium, specializes in blocking ads and bots from Websites that track users. It has its own search engine and an alternative revenue source to Google's search engine.

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Other Web browsers

OS-College does not cover these Web browsers as extensively as the above ones. One reason for this is they may not be cross-platform, but many users may use them to use some of the other applications on this Website. They also may only be available on certain systems, such as legacy operating systems.

Safari

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