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An Internet suite is an Internet-related software suite. Internet suites usually include a web browser, e-mail client (often with a news client and address book), download manager, HTML editor, and an IRC client.
The diversity of Internet suite offerings was greatest in the mid-1990s, when proprietary web browser vendors felt it more profitable to sell entire retail suites of applications on compact disc. However, by the end of the first browser war, the Internet suite market dwindled to one or two competitors every few years; in reaction, alternative routes of profit or funding were sought (Opera Software, for example, moved away from offering the Opera Internet suite with embdedded advertisements), and Mozilla (spun out of Netscape) began to separate the Mozilla Application Suite into separate projects: Firefox, Thunderbird, and Sunbird. A further cause of depression in the diversity of Internet suites was the rise of AJAX-based web applications (webmail, for example) which replicated most of the functions of their desktop client equivalents while offering cross-desktop portability through the web browser, something which was not offered as easily by desktop clients inside the Internet suite and outside the web browser.
- Netscape Communicator
- Mozilla Application Suite, SeaMonkey and Gnuzilla
- K Desktop Environment
- MSN Explorer
Internet Suites by year
|Pre-browser: HyperCard, Gopher|
|1995||16 mil.||Delrina Cyberjack|
|1996||36||Arachne, Cyberdog, Opera 2, Internet Explorer 3, Netscape Gold|
|1997||70||Netscape Communicator 4, Internet Explorer 4, Opera 3.0|
|1999||248||Internet Explorer 5|
|2000||361||Netscape 6, Opera 4, Opera 5|
|2002||587||Netscape 7, Mozilla 1.0|
|2004||817||Netscape Browser, OmniWeb 5.0|
|2006||1093||SeaMonkey, Opera 9, AOL OpenRide|
|2008||1565||AOL Desktop, Opera 9.5|
|2009||Opera 10, SeaMonkey 2|
Operating system support
Note, 'terminated' means the same as yes, it was supported in the final release but development stopped. Dropped means that major development has ended for that operating system but development for other operating systems continued (the version in parentheses indicates the last version that supported that operating system), while the reverse situation of added is just treated as yes.
Suites by applications
Listing with major features, with approximate grouping. Note specific features in suites are often divided between applications differently, or integrated in different ways. The years category refers mainly to the active development and release period.
- ↑ History and Growth of the Internet http://www.internetworldstats.com/emarketing.htm Accessed March 3 2007
- ↑ Opera Software (1998-05-12). "Opera Software Releases 3.60". Press release. http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/1999/05/19990512.dml. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- ↑ Opera Software (2000-06-27). "Opera 4.0 for Windows Released". Press release. http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2000/06/27/. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
- ↑ Opera Software (2000-12-06). "The Browser War Lights Up in Europe". Press release. http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2000/12/06_2/. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
- ↑ Opera Software (2001-11-29). "Opera 6.0 for Windows launched after record-breaking beta". Press release. http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2001/11/20011129.dml. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- ↑ Opera Software (2003-01-28). "Opera 7 Ready to Rock the Web". Press release. http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2003/01/28/. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- ↑ Opera Software (2005-04-19). "Speed, Security and Simplicity: Opera 8 Web Browser Released Today". Press release. http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2005/04/19/. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- ↑ Opera Software (2006-06-20). "Your Web, Your Choice: Opera 9 Gives You the Control". Press release. http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2006/06/20/. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
- ↑ Opera Software (2008-06-12). "Opera redefines Web browsing yet again". Press release. http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2008/06/12/. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
- ↑ Opera Software (September 1, 2009). "Turbocharge your Web experience with Opera 10". Press release. http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2009/09/01/. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
- ↑ The addressbook is integrated in Mail & Newsgroups