I did it; I ditched Internet Explorer as my primary browser. “What?”, you ask, “How can you do that? You’re a web developer!” Well, it’s simple: I use the great and free Mozilla Firefox as my primary browser, with Internet Explorer, Netscape, and Opera as backup browsers for testing.
Mozilla Firefox is Open Source, meaning the program code can be viewed by anybody and changed by trusted volunteers. This makes it leaner, meaner, faster, more standards-compliant (i.e., better), and more secure than Internet Explorer. It’s a fast, easy download, and you can even copy over all of your settings!
If you need information on making the switch, read this article on switching from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox.