Internet Explorer 6: Choosing an Alternative

By Posted 20 Jan 2010, 03:42

As you may know this week Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser has received its fair share of criticism, therefore you may be wondering what to do if you do not know want to use this apparently insecure web browser.

Currently the main problem is that people running Windows-based computers have not installed the latest Internet Explorer version available for their computers, this can be down to a lot of reasons, however anyone running Internet Explorer 6 should now be seriously thinking of upgrading to Internet Explorer 8 or perhaps choosing an alternative browser, you can download Internet Explorer 8 here.

Currently Internet Explorer 8 is Microsoft’s latest version of their popular web browser and is far more secure then previous versions, also in my opinion this version has a great interface when compared to previous versions.

There are currently 4 major competitors to Microsoft Internet Explorer, these are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Apple’s Safari, all of these browsers have their benefits and are in my opinion true alternatives to Internet Explorer.

Mozilla Firefox can be downloaded here, this is my preferred web browser, there are many reasons for this, but my main reasons are because it loads websites very quickly, there are themes, plug-ins and add ons to choose from and it is very secure.

Google Chrome can be downloaded here, in my opinion this is a great choice of browser for those of you looking for a simple, secure and friendly web browser. It’s interface is in my opinion the best of all web browsers, however as it is not as customizable as Firefox it cannot be my favorite.

The other choices are Opera and Safari, which can be downloaded here, and here. Both are great choices however I must confess after using Firefox and Chrome I didn’t feel the need to look for an alternative.

There is no harm in installing as many browsers as you want, perhaps try them for a week and see how you get along, if you are unhappy with a particular browser just uninstall it, one thing to watch out for is browsers requesting to become the default web browser.

Did this article convince you to change web browser? If so, let us know which you chose in the comments section below.

  • Paul

    Epiphany is a nice browser too. I use it on the free, safe, stable, fast and efficient OS, Ubuntu.

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