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Monday, October 30, 2006

Why Two Browsers are Better than One

The folks at Time.com pubbed an article last week encouraging people to install both Firefox 2 and IE 7 on their systems. This makes perfect sense for many reasons, which are almost all listed in the article, but here's another one they missed: Since IE is deeply rooted in the entrails of Windows, you'll definitely want to have the latest version installed on your box simply to cover flaws that may come up after the day IE6 stops being supported by Microsoft.

By now you may have heard that the makers of the two leading web browsers launched their latest totally free editions, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla's Firefox 2, within a week of each other. Feature-wise, most news reports have already declared a winner: the long-awaited IE7 may be a vast improvement over its predecessors, but the new Firefox leaves it in the dust. While that's mainly true, here's what you need to know about each one, and why you should have them both on your Windows PC. (Firefox 2 is available for Mac users, although Internet Explorer is not.)

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