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Major Web Browsers Getting Facelifts

The major Web browsers are getting facelifts as they are increasingly used for handling business transactions and running programs over the Internet instead of simply displaying Web sites.

The upgrades are the latest skirmish in the browser war that started in the mid-1990s and led to Microsoft’s (arguably evil) triumph over Netscape. The battles reignited in 2004, when Mozilla’s Firefox launched and revealed many new features. Firefox has been steadily increasing market share since.

On Tuesday, Opera Software ASA is releasing its Opera 9 browser, while Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Firefox are in line for major overhauls later this year.

<read the full story from Business Week>

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