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Like many thousands of others, I also use IE6, I just find it convenient & I can lock it up so I don’t have to worry about security issues. Sure I also use FireFox but my main browser is still IE6.

But I don’t use it directly, I like tabbed-browsing & pop-up blocking so I’ve been using Crazy Browser, which is an interface for IE, providing features which IE lacks like tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, script/image/active-x blockers etc. Its been 4 years since I’ve been using it & I’ve been satisfied with it, even though its development hasn’t continued after 2001. But now it seems is the time to move on. Crazy Browser has crashed on me three times in past 24 hours. Though it has crashed a few times in past too but not this frequently. So I thought its time to get another interface for IE. And one came to my mind immediately, Avant Browser.

Avant Browser, yes its another interface for IE, giving you tabbed-browsing, ad blockers, pop-up blockers, etc. Now, I tried Avant Browser quite a while back, when it was version 3 or 4, I don’t remember exactly. But at that time I didn’t find any better than Crazy Browser that I was using, so I gave it a pass.

But now at v10, Avant Browser does look something impressive. It allows Google Toolbar, which Crazy Browser didn’t. It has some cool mouse gestures & has all the features that Crazy Browser has. Also, it allows you to enable pop-ups on a particular website, which Crazy Browser doesn’t allow. And for some reason, I think I like its skinning too, I’ve got a skin of Mac. 😀

I think I’ll give it a spin for a few days & see if it holds. 😉