Newer browsers can handle more stuff. Newer browsers have better security. Browsers are FREE!! Use them at will, find the one you like.
I know it takes forever to download a new browser if you are using a 56k modem. Some options are: Leave it running while you sleep, get a disk from a magazine written about computers, get a disk from the browser vendor, or go to the local computer repair shop and ask them for a disk.
You can read some stuff about Web standards at the Webstandards site
Internet Explorer is here.
Mozilla is here.
Netscape was here. Alas, this link now only goes to the Wayback Machine. AOL bought Netscape.
I haven't looked at Opera lately.
Here's a funny cartoon about browsers. (Mature readers ONLY!!) Well, I'll find it later.
Re-Created on ... 09/05 2006 (060905)