Most of you are looking at this page right now in Internet Explorer, a web browser you probably rely on because it came with your computer. But know this, the web could be better.
You can download a browser called Firefox right now free at mozilla.com. It only takes a minute or two over broadband, and it's very easy. There's a couple advantages to Firefox. First off, it's more secure and gives you more control over things like pop up windows.
Also, it has add-ons. These can be behaviors that aren't a standard part of the browser, such as the ability to manage your del.icio.us bookmarks right in the browser or to customize Google search results, or they can customize the look and feel of your browser -- cover the tabs bar in cheetah print, for example.
Finally, the web looks better. Not only does Firefox simply render everything from images to text more attractively, but it's also more standards-compliant than IE, which means web sites are more like to to look how they should and do what they should in Firefox than they are in IE (and it makes web developers lives easier).
If it's sheer beauty you're after, go with Safari, also free for Mac and PC from Apple. It is the most standards-compliant browser out there and it renders text and images even better than Firefox. And it's supposedly the fastest out there (according to Apple's tests anyway).