We are seeing information about the release of several new and updated versions of internet browsers. Internet Explorer is coming out with IE9, there is a new Google Chrome, and Firefox is working on Firefox 4. So if they all do basically the same thing; opening websites, allow you to check email, access to social networking, and all other basic internet functions, does it really matter which one you use?
The answer to that really depends on who you are and what type of internet user you are. If you think about how much time you spend on the internet it could really make a difference. For example, if you spend at least 4 hours a day browsing on the internet, if you choose a browser that is faster, you could save almost 30 minutes a day with a quicker browser.
It is important to keep in mind what you will be using the browser for before you make a choice. There are some applications that work better on some than others. For example, if you use Gmail or other Google based applications, your experience will probably be better if you use Chrome. If you like to personalize your browser, Firefox has many add ons that will let you do this.
Security is also a big issue. Each browser has a different way of providing security measures. There are some with filters for malware and phishing sites built right in. It is always a good idea to check out how the security features work before making a choice. If you do a lot of online transactions this is extremely important, so you should make sure you are protected.
It may take some trial and error before you find the browser that works best for you. The good news is that they are all free so you can try them out without much of a risk.