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We put 5 leading free web browsers to the test to find the fastest, safest and most versatile.

Used for communication, shopping, fact-finding and online entertainment, web browsers have changed the way we see and interact with the world. The better your browser, the quicker and easier you’ll find what you’re looking for.

We tested Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 8, Opera 10 and Apple Safari 4 to see how they performed.