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The Problem

Outdated browsers:

Note, however, that updating to the lastest version of a browser may not be wise if it has recently been released, as it may have more than the ordinary number of bugs: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside.

Check for updates regularly. Some browsers may tell you when updates are available: but other browsers do not, so you must check yourself whether an update is available. If you check the Browser News regularly, you can scan the News to see if there has been an update in your browser. The Browser News is published once a week, every Saturday.

Note: because Microsoft ended all support of Windows 98, 98SE, and ME in Jul 2006, those who use any of these are at special risk, and should seriously consider switching to a browser for which updates are still available.

Note: because Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer 5 early in 2010, those who use this browser are strongly encouraged to upgrade to a safer, modern browser.

Major Browsers

Note: some browsers are updated without their version numbers being changed.

Caution: Netscape browsers are no longer supported. Even the latest versions have serious security problems which will never be fixed. It is therefore highly inadvisable to use any Netscape browser.

The most recent, stable English versions of the major browsers are:

Apple

Google

Microsoft

Mozilla

Opera

Vivaldi

Note : Microsoft often updates Internet Explorer for Windows without changing the version number, so you should use Windows Update regularly to make sure you have the latest updates.

Update Options

Now, if you decide to update, you have three choices:

When you decide to update, you can find out where to get the update from the Find Browsers page.

 

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