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Browsers - The Choices

There are countless browsers out there but there are perhaps only four major players left in the browser market these days. Because of Microsoft's world domination, most PC's are shipped with Microsoft Internet Explorer as standard. I believe this to be one of the better browsers especially with the release of version 6. Some people are anti Microsoft and therefore they wouldn't dare use anything with Microsoft's name attached to it. The screen shots below represent the four remaining browser heavyweights. They are listed in order of popularity.



As previously mentioned, Internet Explorer is the worlds most popular browser.
Atleast 85% of FreeUK users use it so, I believe that those statistics speak
for themselves. If you are not an Internet Explorer user, you can download
a free copy from here. Try it and see what you think.



The once feared competitor to Internet Explorer has seen it's popularity fall over
the last few years. Now on version 7, of course, I'm talking about Netscape. It's
still very popular with those Microsoft haters out there and even I don't mind the
more recent versions. It still only caters for about 8% of FreeUK users. If you'd
like to try Netscape 7, you can download a free copy from here.



Opera is also now on version 6. I also don't mind this browser as it's still quite
fast and more standards-compliant and is committed to providing its users more
enjoyable surfing by adding new features and functions to it's core. The only thing
I don't like about the free version of Opera is the fact that it has advertising within
it's interface. The interface is also a bit chunky and plain. If you'd like to try
Opera 6, you can download a free copy from here.



Mozilla is an open-source web browser, designed for standards compliance, performance and portability. They coordinate the development and testing of the browser by providing discussion forums, software engineering tools, releases and bug tracking. It looks like Netscape to me but it feels a lot better. Still, it only caters
for about 2% of FreeUK users. If you'd like to try Mozilla, you can download a
free copy from here.