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Browsing the internet means to 'go on the internet' or to 'surf the internet'.

A browser is a programme that allows us to view websites. Browsers have things like forward and back buttons, favorites, and quick access to search boxes.

The most common browser is Internet Explorer from Microsoft. Because it is the most common, it does not necessarily mean it is the most popular or the best. It is the most common because it comes as part of the Microsoft Windows operating system, which is the most commonly used operating system.

Other browsers include Google Chrome, FireFox, Safari and Opera.

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