The browser editions overview lists companies that produce web browsers, the different versions of these browsers, supported operating systems, and download links for each.
Most companies that work on web browsers, be it Mozilla with Firefox or Google with Chrome, offer multiple editions of said browser to the community.
Most of the time, a stable version is offered and then one or multiple beta or development versions.
The main idea behind the current practice is to have new versions out sooner to make them available to a larger group of testers before a version lands on the stable channel of the browser.
This overview looks at popular browsers, the browser editions that are provided by companies, and information on how to download and update those versions.
The following table lists popular web browsers, available editions, and supported desktop and mobile operating systems.
Links are provided if they are available. In the case of Apple Safari, no links are provided for the stable version as it is integrated in Mac OS X and not available for download.
For Microsoft Edge, only VM images are linked as the browser is only available for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, and there integrated and not available as a separate download.
If you find multiple entries for a browser or company, those are listed in order from "most stable" to "most cutting edge" or "least cutting edge" to "least stable".
|Company||Browser||Edition||Desktop OS||Mobile OS|
|Apple||Safari||Stable||Mac (built in)||iOS|
|Avant Force||Avant Browser||Stable||Windows|
|Brave||Brave||Developer||Windows, Mac, Linux|
|Flashpeak Inc||Slimjet Browser||Stable||Windows, Linux|
|Chromium||Windows, Mac, Linux||Android|
|Chrome||Stable||Windows, Mac, Linux||Android, iOS|
|Chrome||Beta||Windows, Mac, Linux||Android, iOS|
|Chrome||Developer||Windows, Mac, Linux||Android|
|Light||Light||Stable||Windows, Mac, Linux|
|Lunascape||Lunascape||Stable||Windows, Mac||Android, iOS|
|Maxthon||Maxthon||Stable||Windows, Mac, Linux||Android, iOS, Windows Phone|
|Microsoft||Edge||Stable||Windows 10 (VM)||Windows 10 Mobile|
|Microsoft||Edge||Preview||Windows 10 (VM)||Windows 10 Mobile|
|Moonchild Productions||Pale Moon||Stable||Windows, Linux||Android|
|Moonchild Productions||Pale Moon||WiP||Windows, Linux|
|Mozilla||Firefox||Stable||Windows, Mac, Linux||Android, iOS|
|Mozilla||Firefox||Beta||Windows, Mac, Linux||Android, iOS|
|Mozilla||Firefox||Developer||Windows, Mac, Linux||Android|
|Mozilla||Firefox||Nightly||Windows, Mac, Linux||Android|
|Mozilla||SeaMonkey||Stable||Windows, Mac, Linux|
|Opera||Opera||Stable||Windows, Mac, Linux||Android|
|Opera||Opera||Beta||Windows, Mac, Linux||Android|
|Opera||Opera||Developer||Windows, Mac, Linux|
|Opera||Opera Mini||Stable||Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Basic phones|
|Vivaldi||Vivaldi||Stable||Windows, Mac, Linux|
|Vivaldi||Vivaldi||Snapshots||Windows, Mac, Linux|
As you can see from the table above, most companies produce multiple versions of their web browsers and make them available publicly.
Most browsers are available for download and for multiple operating systems. The notable exceptions are Apple's Safari, which is integrated in Mac OS X and iOS, and Microsoft Edge, which is integrated in Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile only.
Safari is available as a preview version for Mac OS X while Edge can be downloaded as a VM image for use on non-Windows 10 systems.
You can use the list of browsers and editions as reference to quickly download the most recent versions.
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