Hints and Tips

Welcome to a better, safer internet

According to our website usage reports, some of you are still using old web browsers, and I figured that today is the perfect day to encourage you to upgrade your browsing experience.

Both Microsoft and Mozilla have recently come out with new browsers that promise better security and advanced features. These next-generation browsers make safe internet browsing a lot easier, with safeguards designed to help prevent you from accidentally infecting your computer with spyware or viruses, and to help you surf the web more efficiently.

I use Mozilla FireFox both at work and at home, because it adheres to web standards better than Internet Explorer, is much more customizable, is less vulnerable to common internet insecurities, and seems to work a little bit faster than IE (at least in my experience). I highly recommend that you download it and give it a try!

If you don’t feel like trying something new, you should seriously consider upgrading your version of Internet Explorer. Microsoft has just released version 7.0, which they claim is “a major step forward in ease of use and security,” and initial reviews seem to support this statement. You can download the new version here, but be warned that you need to have Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 to install it. (FireFox has no such requirement)


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