Originally Posted by katiemae1277
I use internet explorer, I've never used anything else
I'm kind of afraid to
Give Firefox a try. You can't get rid of IE, so it will still be there, but you'll also have an alternative browser in case. But I suspect after you get used to it you'll prefer firefox.
Don't be afraid of trying new things!
Originally Posted by kara_leigh
My computer also locks up any time I have to use IE now (there are some things online that only work with IE) so I avoid it at all costs.
IE may slow things down, but it shouldn't be locking up your computer. Either you really need more ram or you simply need to optimize a lot of settings to free up what ram you have. Also, I haven't encountered any IE only sites in a long time. I'd be out of luck if I did.
I've never liked IE or even explorer for that matter. When I did use windows I used an alternative shell and file manage so I wouldn't have to deal with crashing garbage. For browsers I've always used Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox over the years.