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Bored of Internet Explorer: Ranking the Best Browsers

When it comes to web browsers there is one program that is more infamous than any other. One program that has become an internet meme and is mocked throughout the digital community. You most likely already know what one we are talking about. Internet Explorer.

Back in the day, when Personal Computers were still new and the world wide web was in its infancy, internet explorer was actually one of the most powerful and respected programs out there. But this was mainly due to how few developers existed and how niche the internet was.

But today the internet has evolved into something so different from what it was. It is a world within its own right now. Covering an infinite digital space. And with it we have seen new browsers born, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. So, we have put together a list of the best alternatives to Internet Explorer, for anyone looking to finally make the switch away from Microsoft’s slow child.

Mozilla Firefox

This is my personal choice for the best browser. Firefox is an independent browser run by a team of dedicated developers. It functions exactly like a typical browser but is designed to work around the user’s demands. This means it is entirely moddable and works with a large variety of plugins. This is fantastic for anyone who is looking to customize their browsing experience to meet certain demands.

The program runs smoothly and does not take up a lot of processing memory while active. There are a few glitches here and there, but these mainly show up if you have been running a lot of different plugins. The base program is very reliable. If you are worried about huge cooperation having all your browsing info, then Firefox is the one for you.


Perhaps one of the most popular browsers out today, Google Chrome is a fairly recent addition to the browser family but has left a mark and changed the game. It was created in response to Google bringing out their own computers and tablets. So they made a default browser to go with it.

Chrome is known for its speed and reliability. It allows users to install a variety of plug-ins, although not as many as Firefox. And it is backed by Google means it has a dedicated dev team ready to fix any issues that occur. This is good because you may find yourself spending a lot of time trying to fix the site can’t be reached google chrome error.

Chrome is also infamous for being processor-hungry. It definitely takes up more memory than any browser should, so if your system is one of the best then you might want to look elsewhere. But for an average system chrome should run fine and will be reliable as you need it to be.


Opera is a lesser-known browser. Created by a small independent team in Norway, Opera is open source, meaning users have access to the code and can change their copy of the product to meet their own needs. Don’t be surprised if you hadn’t heard of Opera before now. It was more popular in the early 2000s but has been overshadowed by browsers such as Chrome and Firefox.

Despite that, Opera is a reliable and secure browser. It gives its users total freedom to use and modify the browser as they see fit, and is not backed by a mega-corporation either so everything you do is totally private in a sense.


This one is for anyone using a Mac system. Safari can be used on windows as well but it was designed with Apple in mind. It is a pretty run-of-the-mill browser. It does everything you would expect it to do. It has a sleek, elegant design and works great for anyone who likes to add a creative edge to their programs.

It also has one of the best security systems out of most browsers, as is the case with a lot of Apple-focused products. So if security is a big issue for you, then this could be a perfect choice.

Josephine Jordan is a tech-savy, cybersecurity enthusiast, IT professional and a writer. She has more than 5 years of experience working in the IT industry particularly in the field of cyber security