It all came about because of the widely publicised security flaws in Internet Explorer, and some suggestions were made for alternatives.
In general, I am very happy with Firefox, and at the moment it seems to be more secure than IE. It also has some very nice features not found in IE. For example, one that appeals to me is being able to increase the font size in increments just by using Ctrl (+) +. When using high definition screen settings, one of the disadvantages is, the fonts shrink in size, sometimes making the screen difficult to read. It also supports tabbed Browsing. In other words, you don't need multiple Windows open, just a new tab, which opens faster and uses less system resources.
Recommended. Try it for yourself. click here Although it says its in beta form (which is true), my experience is, it's more stable than IE.
To make these pages easier to read with my resolution set to 1600x1200 I used to use Opera(as it had autorefresh too)as my main browser.I tried Firefox,it doesn't have this feature.Then I went over to Avant.Its very similar to IE,and has autorefresh,but reading text was nigh impossible until I had altered "Tools/Internet Options/Accessibility,and ticked the "Ignore font sizes specified on web pages" box.TinySpell does my checking,bleeping to alert me of errors(and I'm a reasonable speller anyway)so infrequently I'm not sure if it's Brit or a Yank "speaker" ;-)