The world's most popular by far. I do not recommend
getting the latest major version until it has been out for a few months, and they
have had a chance to fix the bugs. So, when version 7 comes out, stick with 6
for a while.
Once the #1 browser, but slowly eroded by IE's superiority.
If you want to remain faithful, try Netscape's Mozilla instead.
Netscape browsers are built from a Mozilla base. Use Mozilla. It is leaner and
nicer, yet still familiar. An even leaner version, called Firebird
is available. Also slim is K-Meleon.
Take a look at the 101
things that the Mozilla browser can do that IE cannot.
Clued up surfers use Opera. Once you get used to it (it will take a few days,
but it's worth it), you will appreciate just how mych faster and more stable it
is - and features the other browsers will copy in a year or two.
If I had an Apple computer, I'd choose this over Microsoft
Figures for SearchEngineZ users:
1. Microsoft Internet
2. Netscape Navigator 4.68%
3. Mozilla 0.56%
5. Opera 0.22%
6. Apple 0.17%
are many times more Opera users than statistics suggest. So that it can access
sites which have seperate code for Netsape and Internet Explorer, Opera identifies
itself as IE by default. Which means that even if half the planet was using Opera,
the figures would still show 95% as using IE. I would guess the true figure is
something like 3-5%.