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Whats the best WWW Browser (FREE!) software to use?

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Just saw that the latest version of MSN toolbar supports tabbed browsing for IE 6 :: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1825829,00.asp
Pick it from: http://toolbar.msn.com/

Disadvantages which I have heard of:

1. It seems they have implemented these tabs in an odd way since IE architecture can't support tabs by design. One of my friend created some 20+ tabs and for every tab the memory usage increased by 2 MB. He made tabs till the memory went up to 40 MB and closed all the tabs ... but still IE is using that 40 MB consistently!!

2. The whole browser would flash when we create a new tab.

3. Warning - Several users have reported extremely annoying flicker rates when switching between tabs.

Alternatives:

There are two cool browsers I know off which were built on top of Internet Explorer. They are:

1. Deepnet Explorer -- http://www.deepnetexplorer.com
2. Maxthon (MyIE2) -- http://www.maxthon.com

Check those sites for yourself to know the additional features they provide on top of all the existing IE features.

If at all you don't want IE family itself :) then you could try out Firefox which has this tabbed browsing facility. Btw recently released version of Firefox 1.0.3 has some serious vulnerabilites (Source: http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS8199541093.html). Till a patch arrives, Mozilla org recommends disabling JavaScript altogether. This mail is not to claim that IE is more secure but to point out that programmers write unsecure code everywhere :)

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For what? For testing your web pages? All you can get your hands on.

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any more Win Browsers?

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firefox!!!!!!!!

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Firefox is a much safer browser to use. It doesn't have all of these vulnerability issues that plague Internet Explorer. Plus the fact that it conforms more to the W3C standards. I'd look into getting Firefox if I were you

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Opera, you can customize most of it and it also comes with tabbed browsing, mouse gestures and lot of things that you might or might not need.

I am so used to my Opera, that I even didn't want to switch to Firefox .
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Write your code to current specifications and see how many browsers can actually render it. You would commit job suicide by adhering strictly to the latest standards because IE still holds 80+% market share and they haven't updated their browser in several years.

You must choose but choose wisely.

Go with Opera/Firefox but write code for and older specification so it renders in IE as well.

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Firefox is the best open source browser in my openion.

Not only that it is safe, but it is also faster :-)

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I will NOT use firefox until they fix that damn left-right content shifting when a page is rendered. Not all pages and not all the time. Its HORRIBLE. My head is spinning after 10 minutes of using it and I cant count how many people have called me asking me to show them where the checkbox or button is to correct it. I just tell them the button is called "UNDELETE". And that's that. Its just like a Porsche, it looks cute and runs fast but its uncomfortable as hell - so its not even worth it.

Unless firefox or some other browser was coded by GOD, its not secure either. And as far as rendering in general, aside from that horrid content-shift, has anyone scanned the coding forms for CSS and such? firefox has just as many problems rendering to "standards" as IE does. There is no way that firefox is better.

Just go browse through http://archivist.incutio.com/viewlist/css-discuss/ to see how many posts there are from people who are just drooling to knock IE but then some 5 others write back telling them they have something wrong with their code! It happens like 80% of the time. Everyone's sooo perfect and IE sucks. And another 10% of the time its a documented bug in firefox, so - ya. OK.

I am sticking with IE. Never ONCE have I had a problem with a virus, attack or worm - whatever. Not once.
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