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    Experiment with alternative web browsers and compare their utility and features. Compare the performance of your most commonly used browser, whatever it might be, to at least two others that you can either download or access directly online.

    If you mainly use one of the Big Three, it would be most beneficial for you probably to try one of the other majors and one of the lesser known ones.

    When you have had a chance to conduct your comparative evaluations and make notes (it may be helpful to take screenshots if possible -- the key combination ALT-PRNTSCRN will copy the active window into your computer's clipboard, and you can then use PASTE to insert the resulting picture into your Word document), please prepare a brief summary 2-3 pages of your experiences with the different browsers, identifying any differences you detect, your overall assessments of their respective utilities, and for what, what you may have learned from the exercise about yourself, and how you may be able to apply this learning to your own future understanding.

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    The three browsers evaluated are Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Both
    Firefox and Internet Explorer are well known and widely used browsers. While still gaining in
    popularity, Google Chrome is not as widely preferred by computer users. Firefox and Internet
    Explorer are relatively similar, with respect to features and the ability to customize the browser to
    my preferences. I typically prefer Firefox for its speed in producing results. Both browsers allow
    me to choose the tools and options I use most often, as well as to select whether to remember
    and store browsing history.
    As I use the internet frequently, to conduct research, it is often necessary to go back and
    find a source that I used during a previous session or on a different day. Both browsers allow me
    to view the history, to find sites I visited recently. However, Internet Explorer offers a history side
    bar, which is more convenient for accessing browsing history. While this feature is handy, I do not
    necessarily care for, or need, the additional bells and whistles of Internet Explorer. The screen shot
    below ...

    Solution Summary

    The expert conducts a comparative evaluation to determine the key combination of ALT-PRNTSCRN.

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