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|Product||Internet Explorer 6 (with Windows XP SP2)||Mozilla Firefox||Netscape 8||Apple Safari RSS||Opera 8|
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|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||1 stars||4 stars||2.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||August 4, 2004||November 10, 2004||May 19, 2005||April 29, 2005||April 19, 2005|
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Unless your business has specific ActiveX technology needs, you are much more secure running Firefox than Internet Explorer.
Firefox's tabbed browsing, RSS support, security features, and overall cool factor make it more attractive than Internet Explorer.
We like Netscape 8's customization features and its emphasis on security; however, we wish this new version included the native RSS support found in Apple Safari RSS.
Apple Safari RSS, the default Mac OS X browser, beats Opera, Firefox, and Internet Explorer as the best Web browser for Mac users.
There's a ton of great technology in Opera, and it's free to compete with Mozilla Firefox.
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