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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

An IE replica in most respects, Free Browser suffers from some inexcusable misses. As expected, you'll find standard navigational buttons, robust search capabilities, and pop-up protection.

The search bar appears below the address bar for quick look-ups. Searches can be accomplished using AltaVista, Ask.com, Google, Yahoo, and a few others. You'll get to choose how pop-ups are handled and whether to show the number in the browser or to log them. Although the entire scheme isn't skinnable, you can change the background and font of the address and search bars.

Password protection to guard your favorites, history, options, and e-mail is offered, although the check boxes to select to do so are off-limits. We also found it odd that our favorites list from IE didn't merge in. Even worse, Free Browser's IE Favorites Converter on the toolbar menu didn't work at all. Web surfing wasn't bad, but it wasn't any faster than any other browser out there.

Although you can surf as usual with it, there isn't anything special here for you to give up your current browser.

What do you need to know about free software?

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.8

Version 1.8 improves navigation and fixes various bugs.

General

Publisher LilSarge
Publisher web site http://www.lilsarge.com
Release Date June 01, 2007
Date Added June 01, 2007
Version 1.8

Category

Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Download Information

File Size 1.72MB
File Name 31.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 27,759
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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