Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Step By Step: Power to Your Browser

If you spend hours in front a computer--whether at the office or at home--chances are a good chunk of that is Web-surfing time. Web browsers are such ubiquitous tools that people take them for granted. You shouldn't. They can use substantial amounts of computer resources, and their temporary files can hog huge amounts of disk space. Plus, there are those occasional browser security issues that require patches and updates.

Microsoft Internet Explorer is the most common Web browser for the simple reason that it's included with Windows. But substitutes for IE are becoming more and more popular because of their advanced features and their relative--albeit not absolute--freedom from security problems. Dozens of different browsers exist, but two--the free, open-source Mozilla and the $29 Opera (free with ad banners)--are probably the most widely used alternatives to Internet Explorer. You can download these browsers atMozilla v1.7: or Opera 7.5: or use the one that I use downloadable from Firefox
If you are STILL unsure that you should try or use another Browser other than IE I suggest that you read THIS excelent article from Daniel Grays

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