Firefox is an excellent little browser program and you have summarized it very well, but don't Remove your IE yet! You'll need it for your automatic Microsoft Windows Updates, although there work arounds, I am sure. I have found that not all web pages, especially those requiring Adobe Reader, open freely with Firefox. When I hear a lot of clicking in my computer and delays in opening a web page, I switch to IE. It then opens with no proplems, also if you use Internet Banking, the Banks still believe that everyone uses IE. Of course I am still using FF 0.9 and maybe in the latest updates some of the problems have been resolved?