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WindowSurfer

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

WindowSurfer is one of a handful of alternative Web browsers that use Microsoft's Internet Explorer technology as a foundation, hoping to attract users with a redesigned interface and a few new features. This particular program aims at Web surfers who often revisit the same sites, with a side panel full of links that help users log on to a group of favorite pages simultaneously and automatically. Like most other modern browsers, it allows users to surf several sites at once inside the same window.

It offers user accounts that make most sense with older operating systems such as Windows 98 or ME. It doesn't allow customizable toolbars, a strategy which can help keep some spyware or adware applications off a machine, but can also block some useful tools from big Web sites like Yahoo or Google. We found the pop-up blocker to work well, and liked a feature that lets users manually delete individual links from the browsing history. On the whole, it's not a bad entry in the browser wars, worthy of a look by those hardy souls willing to venture beyond Firefox and Internet Explorer.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

WindowSurfer is one of a handful of alternative Web browsers that use Microsoft's Internet Explorer technology as a foundation, hoping to attract users with a redesigned interface and a few new features. This particular program aims at Web surfers who often revisit the same sites, with a side panel full of links that help users log on to a group of favorite pages simultaneously and automatically. Like most other modern browsers, it allows users to surf several sites at once inside the same window.

It offers user accounts that make most sense with older operating systems such as Windows 98 or ME. It doesn't allow customizable toolbars, a strategy which can help keep some spyware or adware applications off a machine, but can also block some useful tools from big Web sites like Yahoo or Google. We found the pop-up blocker to work well, and liked a feature that lets users manually delete individual links from the browsing history. On the whole, it's not a bad entry in the browser wars, worthy of a look by those hardy souls willing to venture beyond Firefox and Internet Explorer.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.9.20

Version 1.9.20 adds an option to go to another page, before attempting login.

General

Publisher WindowSurfer Software
Publisher web site http://www.WindowSurfer.com
Release Date November 28, 2006
Date Added November 28, 2006
Version 1.9.20

Category

Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, Internet Explorer 5.5

Download Information

File Size 4.01MB
File Name Setup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 7,551
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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