First, if you are not sure what a browser is – here is a basic definition. It’s a specialized type of software application that allows a computer to interact with websites and utilize tools on the Internet. Examples are Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari on a Mac. They all have their pros & cons, but function similarly. One is not necessarily better than the others. Deciding which browser to use is often a matter of personal choice, necessity, or technological restriction. If you don’t like the look or feel of say Firefox or find it hard to use, you can simply use IE or Chrome instead, or if you can’t open an email attachment say in Internet Explorer for some reason, you can often use Firefox or Chrome instead and the attachment opens with no problem. However, some situations require you to use a specific browser. For example, at Shoreline, the Canvas Learning System is optimized to work with Google Chrome, so that is the browser you need to use with that platform.