A web browser is an application that allows you to view web sites.
A website is not a web browser. The browser reads the web site. Just like a car drives on the road.
What web browsers can I use?
The three main web browsers are:
1) Internet Explorer created by Microsoft,
2) Google Chrome which is made by Google and
3) Firefox which is made by Mozilla
How do I install one of these web browsers?
Internet Explorer can be installed and updated via Windows Update – best to keep clear of the Beta versions though.
Mozilla Firefox can be download from http://getfirefox.com
Google chrome can be download from http://www.google.com/chrome
How do I set your preferred browser as the default?
How to make internet explorer your default internet browser
Step 1: Open Internet explorer
Step 2: Click on the “Tools” menu, if you cannot see the “tools” menu press the “alt” key on your keyboard
Step 3: Click on the “internet options” menu
Step 4: Click on the “programs” tab
Step 5: Click on the make default button
Step 6: Click “apply” then “ok”
How to make Mozilla firefox your default web browser
Step 1: Open Mozilla Firefox
Step 2: Click on the tools menu and select Options
Step 3: Select the Advanced panel, then click the General tab, and then click Check Now.
How to make Google Chrome your default web browser
Step 1: Open Google Chrome
Step 2: Click on the Chrome "wrench" icon, located in the upper right hand corner of your browser window. When the drop-down menu appears, select the choice labelled Options.
Step 3: At the bottom of the dialog is the Default browser section. In the example above, you can see by the red text that Chrome is not currently my default browser. To change that setting, click on the button labelled Make Google Chrome my default browser.
Which one should I use?
Web browsers first made an appearance in 1991. In 1994 Netscape was the web browser used by 90% of internet users.
Microsoft released their first browser in 1995 called Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer soon took over as the dominant browser as Microsoft included it with Windows 95.
In 1998 Netscape made a comeback in the form of Firefox and gained much ground on Internet Explorer.
10 years later Google released its Chrome browser which is growing market share very quickly.
Google Chrome is lean and clean and is our browser of choice.