Resources Why Update? 

The Problem

Outdated browsers:

Note, however, that updating to the latest version of a browser may not be wise if it has recently been released, as it may have more than the ordinary number of bugs: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside.

Check for updates regularly. Some browsers may tell you when updates are available: but other browsers don’t, so you must check yourself whether an update is available. If you check the Browser News regularly, you can scan the News to see if there has been an update in your browser. The Browser News is published once a week, every Saturday.

Note: because Microsoft ended all support of Windows 98, 98SE, and ME in Jul 2006, ended all support of Windows XP in Apr 2014, and ended all support of Windows Vista in Apr 2017, those who use any of these operating systems are at special risk, and should seriously consider upgrading operating systems or PCs.

Note: because Microsoft has ended support for Internet Explorer older than IE 9, those who use older browsers are strongly encouraged to upgrade to a safer, modern browser.

Major Browsers

Note: some browsers are updated without their version vectors being changed.

Caution: Netscape browsers are no longer supported. Even the latest versions have serious se­cu­ri­ty problems which will never be fixed. It is therefore highly inadvisable to use any Netscape browser.

The most recent, stable English versions of the major browsers are:






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NB: Microsoft often updates Internet Explorer for Windows without changing the version number, so you should use Windows Update regularly to make sure you have the latest updates.

Update Options

Now, if you decide to update, you have three choices:

When you decide to update, you can find out where to get the update from the Find Browsers page.


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