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Pick the right Web browser for you

Pick the right Web browser for you
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Which Web browser are you using to read this? If you're using your computer's default browser, like Internet Explorer for Windows or Safari for Macs, you might want to expand your horizons.

There are other browsers that have features you might like more, such as a better interface, more security, extensions and such. The good news is they're free. So, take your time experimenting with browsers to find the one you like best.

This is a good time to experiment. Microsoft is gradually moving away from IE to Microsoft Edge. Edge loads pages faster than IE and it has pretty cool features that IE doesn't, like the voice-activated personal assistant, Cortana, and Web Note (more on that in a minute).

Edge has its downsides, though. It's had a tough time keeping your ID protected. And it doesn't have browser extensions, like the ones you're probably using on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

So, which browser is right for you? Keep reading for brief overviews of some of the most popular options. You'll find one you love.

Note: If you don't know which browser you're using, the site What Browser Am I Using? will tell you. It'll also let you know if you're using the newest version of that browser. That's important because most Web browsers regularly issue updates and security patches, so you'll want to use the newest one.

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There's plenty to like about Microsoft's new Web browser
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