There are a number of browsers out there, but we push Firefox. Why you may ask, I’ll tell you in one word: Privacy
Firefox can be buggy sometimes, and I get at least one crash a day, but it’s not something that would keep me away, and it shouldn’t you either.
In the image to the right, you will see the Firefox privacy tab in the preferences. You will notice that cookies, are turned off.
Cookies, are little packets of gold that can tell a company or web site where you were, where you go, and lots of other stuff. Want some privacy? Turn cookies off in Firefox. Now obviously, there will be a site or two that won’t load without cookies. These can be sites like Amazon, or your bank etc. To keep a list of what I’ll allow and what I won’t as far as cookies go, I use a nice Firefox extension called: Cookie Monster
Cookie Monster will give you a button in your browser to selectively allow cookies from sites that must use them for logins etc. As a privacy fanatic, if I follow a link to a news site, and it won’t load without setting a cookie, then I go find the story someplace else.
Another tool you should have installed on your browser is Disconnect which is a plug in that prevents all those stupid analytics companies from tracking you as you go from site to site. There is big money in advertisers knowing what you click on. I do not wish to be a part of that!
Somewhat privacy related is Adblock Plus, which will rid your browser window of all those stupid advertisements. It’s been found that some advertising on web sites may contain viruses and other harmful nasties.
Finally, the most important Firefox plug in you can install, is NoScript