Firefox is not without it’s problems (memory hog), but it is my preferred browser of choice. Highly customizable and very secure.
Opera is also good.
There is NO good reason to use IE, unless one desires a virus.
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I pretty much agree with your post, except I have no experience with Opera.
I do have an annoying redirect virus in firefox. The part that is most annoying is that when I get hits in google instead of just clicking on the hyperlink, I have to copy the hyperlink and paste it in the address, otherwise it redirects - even though I’ve turned on the “ask me to verify redirect”.
It’s gotta be costing Google money since they are not getting credit for a “click through”.
>There is NO good reason to use IE, unless one desires a virus.<
IE is just a web browser, not an anti-virus app. I “prefer” using FF for compatibility. HOWEVER, my IP blocker and anonymizer works better in IE than FF.
That is highly dependent on OS and plugins/add-ons.
I am running FF 4.0 on my antique 2001 laptop with only 192 MB memory and often have 50 MB left over! That is a crippled Pentium II also.
Srware Iron is worth a look for the Windows environment as is Chromium for Linux. Lots of extensions available. The lack of a print preview feature remains a problem, however.