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Choosing a web browser

Published: 11 February 2019

The modern browsers we support are Chrome, Edge and Firefox on Windows and Chrome, Firefox and Safari on Mac. All are pre-installed on LTU-administered personal computers and it is your choice which one you want to use.

Google Chrome

Chrome is the most frequently updated of the browsers, which means new functions and improvements are released more often, although this also means that the risk of a web page not functioning properly after an update is higher.

Microsoft Edge

Edge is now built on the same browser engine as Chrome and is preinstalled on all newer Windows installations. It is also updated more frequenty, with the same pros and cons as for Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox

We use an Extended support release of Firefox, which means that it is updated with new features much less often than the regular version, in return, only functions that have already been extensively tested in the regular browser are released which reduces the risk of bugs or problems.


Internet Explorer, only for specific needs

Microsoft no longer recommends using Internet Explorer, although they still support it, and many web pages are no longer tested with it. We therefore recommend using only Internet Explorer for specific needs, for example, if the web page or web application only works with Internet Explorer.

 

Note! If a browser doesn´t work with a specific program or system, try another one.