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This story appears in the January 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

What's it like to be one of those businesspeople who surfsthe web with a browser other than Microsoft's InternetExplorer? It's a very small hassle, a tiny inconvenience-offsetby a greater sense of security.

I have my own favorite, but my job dictates that I regularly useInternet Explorer and as many other browsers as practical. Theworst thing I've noticed about browsing with Mozilla, Netscapeor Opera is that, sometimes, you'll land on a web page whoselayout is slightly off because the site was tuned to display inInternet Explorer. Or maybe the page will blank out on someauto-loading multimedia item.

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