For the seventh year in a row we have opened voting for the About.com Readers' Choice Awards, designed to honor the best products, features and services across many diverse categories. This is the fifth year that About Web Browsers is participating in the awards program, and we're excited to once again let the readers' voices be heard. Between February 19 and March 19, readers can pledge their allegiance to their favorite browsers and browser-related software.
The options in each browser-related category were selected based upon a combination of reader feedback, industry expert input and overall popularity.
The Best Small Market Desktop Browser is reserved for any Web browsers not considered to be mainstream (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.). Independent browsers are normally developed by smaller development companies or individual developers. They are usually not created to compete directly with the "big boys", but rather to focus on niche markets.
Note: We have internal checks in place to detect fraudulent voting activity, and in some cases the poll results shown during voting may not reflect the accurate final counts used to determine winners.
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