Have finally taken the advice of my many technologically advantaged friends and downloaded Mozilla. This sounds like something that belongs on a pizza but it’s actually a much more useful web browser than Internet Explorer – so I’m told by everyone who’s used it. I’m willing to believe this after my recent experiences with blasted Windows XP.
I have the standard version of Mozilla Firefox, not the customised one, since I don’t plan to do anything fancy with it yet. So far it doesn’t feel all that different from IE, except for the undeniable advantage that you can open several sites within the same window. Will learn about other features over time. No major unfamiliarity problem (which, apparently, is one of the reasons many people are loath to abandon IE – interesting how the Microsoft monopoly snowballs because of such silly little reasons). And I’m told it has a built-in anti-virus/firewall/whatever. All good.
(And yes, this is my first post from the new browser.)
Also, read this.