Microsoft's Internet Explorer is well known for having security problems. Click here to find a few hundred articles about the security issues: http://tinyurl.com/2bz5a4. According to some people, it is also a rather slow program.
I switched to Firefox a long time ago to avoid these problems while others prefer Opera. These are the two major alternative web browsers for Windows users. Of course, Macintosh users have Safari, which some people claim is the best web browser of all. Now Apple has announced that Safari will soon be available for Windows users.
Speaking at Apple's Worldwide Developer's conference, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that the Safari web browser is now available for both Windows XP and Windows Vista, running natively on Microsoft's operating system. Jobs said, "So what we've got here is the most innovative browser in the world. But we've also got the fastest browser on Windows. Twice as fast as IE, 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2. Google and Yahoo search built in.”
Safari 3.0 is a free program. It is available now for Windows and Macintosh at http://www.apple.com.