Chapter 5

Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox

In This Chapter

arrow Why Edge is in Book V, Chapter 1, and not here

arrow Evaluating desktop browsers — the good, the bad, and the ugly

arrow Choosing among the browsers on offer

arrow Customizing Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome

arrow Searching on the web and taking control

arrow Using the reference tools on the web

For hundreds of millions of people, the web and Internet Explorer (IE) are synonyms. It’s fair to say that IE has done more to extend the reach of PC users than any other product — enabling people from all walks of life, in all corners of the globe, to see what a fascinating world we live in.

At the same time, IE has become an object of attack by spammers, scammers, thieves, and other lowlifes. As the Internet’s lowest (or is it greatest?) common denominator, IE draws lots of unwanted attention. That’s changing though. Now, all the browsers get some ...

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