NewMexiKen has been using Mozilla Firefox for a few weeks now and I find it generally an improvement over Internet Explorer. One, it prevents pop-ups. Two, the history file is — imagine this — in chronological, rather than alphabetical order. Three, it seems faster than Internet Explorer. It also has a convenient bookmarks toolbar.
Today I read in Fast Forward, the personal technology column from The Washington Post, that it is also safer.
For most people, the best IE replacement is a free copy of Mozilla, the descendant of Netscape. If you don’t mind using a preview release, however, the faster, simpler and also free Mozilla Firefox will be a better fit.