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Matt Perkins On Softonic since October 2009

Matt Perkins
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"What You See Is What You Get [Updated Review]"

  • 7.0
  • 7.0
  • usability7
  • Stability9
  • Installation10
  • Functionality7
  • Appearance8

I have updated my ratings to factor in 5 things. Out of the box, Security, Customization, Add-ons and Appearance. The reason I chose these factors is because these are what cater to the average user. The average user isn't going to notice the speed difference nor are they going to care about web standards. They just want a browser that works for their needs and this is what my tests aim to do is find the best browser that suites anyone's needs.

Internet Explorer comes pre-installed on your computer so it will suit anyone who doesn't want to install or try anything new. Internet Explorer also looks nice out of the box.

The downsides of Internet Explorer are plentiful. It's the least secure browser and offers the worst out of the box experience outside of visual. It's also not as customizable as Firefox or Chrome.

Internet Explorer isn't a horrible choice for those who don't like installing new things on your computer. Some of it's add-ons are actually pretty good and so far I rank it's overall add-ons to be better than Chrome's but I do believe that will change. I do recommend you try Firefox, Opera and Chrome but if you don't want to then please keep Internet Explorer up-to-date with the latest security patches and upgrades.

  • Good Add-ons
  • Eye Pleasing
  • Already Installed And Ready To Go
  • Security Risk
  • Overall Out Of The Box Experience Lacking
  • Not As Customizable As Some Other Browsers

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09 Aug 2010

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