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What is a Browser?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on November 29, 2009 at 6:19 AM

A web browser is what you need to access the internet from your computer or laptop.

Examples of web browsers are...

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is Microsofts baby, it comes already installed on computers with Windows.

If you would like to know more about Internet explorer or would like to download it for free,

click here to go to Microsofts website.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is probably the next most popular browser used. It is free and easy to install and use.

Click here to go to Mozilla Firefox website.


Safari is a browser from Apple, this is what you will have already installed if you have an Apple Mac although Safari can also be used on a PC.

Click here to read more about Safari or to download it for free

There are many more browsers available like Opera, Google Chrome and Netscape. So try finding one that suits you. If you would like to compare the different webs browsers available, this should help...

click here to go to Wikipedia Browser Comparison page.

Still not sure what a browser is? Watch this video from Google.

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Where next?

 What is an Operating System? | What is a Favicon? | What is ECDL?

Categories: Learn How To, Set Up Your New PC or Laptop, Internet Basics Help

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