Web Browsers & Browser Tools
It is however benefitial to stay up-to-date with the latest browsers to ensure your 'web experience' is as good as possible. There are a lot of websites that will have been optimised to be viewed in the latest browser or built using the latest W3C Standards and there are a multitude of aspects to web browsers which could show a web page incorrectly (and in extreme circamstances not at all!). An interesting article by The Web Standards Project outlines why it is best to keep up-to-date with the latest version of your browser.
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Below is a list of some of the more popular browsers used for viewing pages on the internet.
Microsoft Internet Explorer (currently version 7)link: www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/
Firefox (currently version 2)link: www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Opera (currently version 9.1)link: www.opera.com
Safari RSS (for Mac OS)link: www.apple.com/macosx/features/safari/
Netscape (currently version 8.1)link: http://browser.netscape.com/