Most people I chat with love surfing the web and they love a good web browser and search engine that can deliver the goods quickly and with ease. Web browsers and search engines have been around for a while now. I won't get into the history, but most computer users remember Netscape as the browser of choice and AltaVista as one default search engine. Well, Microsoft and Google killed that reality. But there are a few alternatives to Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Google's Search Engine today. Browsers such as Avant, Opera, Chrome, SeaMonkey and Flock are available to you for free and do much of what you expect from a good browser. Some like Flock are even drilling down to niche markets like social networking.
As for search engines, I enjoy using Exalead. You get a nice thumbnail of the sites and you can preview the entire site within the Exalead interface. I think that's a very nice feature to help you review content without committing to the actual URL to avoid popups. There are many other search engines like Dogpile and WebCrawler that can get the job done. And with the arrival of Wolfram Alpha, things in the world of search should be very interesting. So, try something new and see what you get!
If you are still feeling the love for the old, you can download old versions of Netscape from the link below.