I installed IE8 a while ago and it has been o.k. Having read good things about Firefox I have also been giving that a try.
I am bound to say that it may well be better than IE8,however after installing the latest MS updates it will not work correctly. I have no history and no bookmarks. If I enter an address manually it will open it. No doubt a reinstall will put things right but I was wondering if others have had the same problem. IE8 does work correctly.