Alternative to Internet Explorer

I absolutely hate Internet Explorer; it's slow, a resource hog, etc. Is there another internet browser that is reliable and works better? Is there a way to delete Internet Explorer?

By Charla from Dallas, TX

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January 28, 20100 found this helpful

Don't even attempt to delete Internet Explorer. Most MS integrated software work together and the last thing you want to do is completely hose your system.

You have several options but here are two:

Firefox - http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/firefox.html - most people who don't like Internet Explorer use Firefox. It is customizable, a bit easier on the resource use and very highly recommended.

Opera - http://www.opera.com/ - which is my browser of choice because I do web design and it's good at picking out the code flaws. Unfortunately, it does pick up code flaws in other sites so I use it in combo with Firefox because Firefox is more forgiving on things like Facebook, Target, etc. I think Opera has better resource management than Firefox and I've stuck with it for a long time but I use them in tandem.

BTW, some sites absolutely require Internet Explorer so just leave it be. You don't have to launch it if you don't need it. But take a whirl with Firefox and see if it better suits your needs.

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January 28, 20100 found this helpful

I use Firefox 95% of the time. It is more stable and secure than IE. Once in a while a site will misbehave, won't open, be a blank page, etc. with FF. Often if I open it with IE it will be viewable. Don't delete IE, just leave it there.

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January 28, 20100 found this helpful

There has been a lot of people switching from IE lately. I use Firefox and love it. I dabbled with Google Chrome when it first came out but found it confusing switching back and forth trying each one out so I stayed with FF. Google Chrome is getting better all the time though.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/upgrade.html

http://www.google.com/chrome

http://browsehappy.com/

http://mashable.com/2009/08/26/alternative-browsers/

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January 28, 20100 found this helpful

Opera is the fastest and most secure browser. You have to download a lot of add-ons, for Firefox to do what Opera does, right out of the box.

Opera is the best, Firefox is second-best (as someone else here said, it's more forgiving of lousy web page coding, when you encounter a poorly-done web site), and IE should just be left on your PC because it's part of Windows.

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January 31, 20100 found this helpful

Youcan't delete Internet Explorer it is integrated into Windows. The only way you can get rid of it is to change to Linux as your operating system and that would be a big learning curve.

Reminds me of a joke. "Box said to install Windows 95 or better so I installed Linux."

Anyway, I digress, The suggestions below mine talk about alternative to IE: Firefox and Opera are the most popular. I have used both but as much as I hate IE I still use it.

If you aren't sure about Opera an Firefox install them both and try them at the same time. Those browsers you can always unistall if you want to get rid of them.

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January 31, 20100 found this helpful

I do not like IE either, and have been very happy with Google Chrome.

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January 31, 20100 found this helpful

I always use Mozilla Firefox. Rarely have any problems with it. It was recommended to me by a couple of the computer pros where I used to work. I've been very pleased with it.

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February 1, 20100 found this helpful

Can anyone tell me why my computer freezes up with Mozilla but not with Internet Explorer? I really don't like to use IE but I get tired of the constant freezing. Also, if I happen to leave Mozilla by mistake and I want to get into it again right away, it will not let me. It says "Firefox is already running, you will have to close it to re-enter" or something to that effect. I don't have any trouble getting into IE immediately. If anybody has answers to these things, I would appreciate it.

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February 1, 20100 found this helpful

O Yes! I've recently downloaded the Google Chrome and it's so much better than anything else I've tried and I've tried plenty over the years! It will transfer your favorites and everything for you.

It's different but different better. Try it! You can keep IE just for kicks and use Google for serious browsing.

Good Luck!

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February 1, 20100 found this helpful

I also use Mozilla Firefox most all the time and it works really GREAT!! Once in a while I will use IE and when I do there is no problem. I just close Firefox and click on to Internet Explorer with no trouble.

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