Originally posted by buddy2You will need IE to access certain websites which have not been programmed (right word?) to accept Firefox. Also you will find you need it for Windows Update and to download extra functionality for Microsoft programs such as the Office suite, as propietary ActiveX controls are used.
I just downloaded firefox. Now i have both browsers, so if issues do come up i can switch to the other. as a computer illiterate, i'm always leery of taking a step like this in case anything goes wrong, so i must to the wise. So far, however, everything has worked fine. Thanks for info everybody.