You are using a browser right now to view this page. Although browsers can view content other than a webpage (e.g., files on some storage medium), by far the most common use of a browser is to "surf" the World Wide Web. The most popular browsers currently are Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera, although many others are available.
All browsers use something called a Uniform Resource Locator (URL - pronounced like the last part of "hurl") to find the page that you're looking for (e.g., http://www.pcclub.net). The URL is turned into a four-part Internet Protocol (IP) address (e.g., 22.214.171.124) by a Domain Name Server (DNS), the web counterpart of a phonebook. The browser handles this behind the scenes, so you never see the actual numeric address.
Sites that you are visiting can see your IP address and find out where your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is located. If you would like to see your IP address, click here.
How do you remove a word from your Firefox dictionary?
Bill Vorth asked this question at a club meeting and he has found an answer from Firefox. The first sentence tells you to open your profile folder. The instructions for finding your profie folder can be found here. Thanks, Bill, for sharing with us.
Chrome overtakes Firefox in November of 2011.
Google Chrome has become the 2nd most popular browser in the world, now following only Internet Explorer. Chrome closed with and squeaked past Firefox to claim the #2 spot. Click here to see the latest stats on browser use.
If you have a question or comment about browsers, send it to the club president.