Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Note to Internet Explorer Users - Browser Alternatives

Using IE puts a strain on web developers, and they often have to create and use "hacks" and work-arounds just for IE. This is simply unacceptable. It creates non standards-compliant websites, and often forces webmasters to leave out features they would otherwise include. Many web developers also live by the "Screw IE" philosophy, which means that web pages will look silly to you only because you use IE. The same page will look great if you're using another browser. Is it really worth it?

Many people are afraid to switch because they don't like change, and they're afraid to learn a new piece of software. Modern browsers have a very small learning curve, and only take a few minutes to get the hang of. In fact, switching to IE7 will be more difficult to learn than changing to Firefox. What are you waiting for?

Want another reason? Security. IE has many security flaws the other browsers have fixed. IE is a target for hackers. Do you like viruses, spyware and adware? Then keep using IE. Using a different browser instantly makes your browsing significantly safer.

So which browser should you switch to? There are many free choices available. I prefer Firefox for many reasons, and so do 77% of my readers. It all comes down to personal preference, but for first switching from IE, I recommend Firefox. Here are links to some of the most popular alternatives:

Firefox

Opera

Safari

Flock

Those are some of the more popular browsers, and I have personally used and highly recommend all of them.

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1 comments:

PCCare247 on August 31, 2012 at 5:15 AM said...

Google Chrome is a good browser too.