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What is a BROWSER?

Jason Morrell

by Jason Morrell 
October 22, 2020

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What is a browser?

A browser is your gateway to the internet.

80% of the world now has access to the internet. It has become an integral part of our lives.

When you first buy a new PC, your default browser is Microsoft Edge.

Other popular browsers are Google Chrome, Safari (on Mac), Mozilla Firefox and Opera.

But they all do the same job.

Type in a web address in the address bar at the top of the page to go straight to a webpage.

Or go to (or,, etc. if you are in countries outside the USA)

… then use the search box to type what you are looking for, e.g. “new red sports car” or “latest taylor swift album”.

Your search words are not case-sensitive - you can type in lowercase, uppercase or a mixture of the two.

When you press ENTER, you will see a big list of results matching your search. Click away and have fun!

Here is a short list of popular websites to get you started:

  • Directions -
  • Email - |
  • Shopping -,
  • Books,,,
  • Online Banking - check with your bank
  • News - | |
  • Music - |
  • Films and TV - | |

I hope you found plenty of value in this post. I'd love to hear your biggest takeaway in the comments below together with any questions you may have.

Have a fantastic day.

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About Jason Morrell

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Jason Morrell

Jason loves to simplify the hard stuff, cut the fluff and share what actually works. Things that make a difference. Things that slash hours from your daily work tasks. He runs a software training business in Queensland, Australia, lives on the Gold Coast with his wife and 4 kids and often talks about himself in the third person!


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