Bored with your browser? Try these three free alternatives

Internet Explorer and Netscape may be the two browser standards, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they're the most exciting or useful. Preston's found three browsers you can have for free. And they might even be better for your surfing needs.

Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. Ho-hum. Same old browsers. Wouldn't it be nice if there were some new way to surf?

If you're tired of your same old browser, ZDNet Downloads has some help for you. Check out these three browsers for new ways of surfing. And you won't have to pay a penny--they're all free.

Opera is a small, super-fast browser that includes a news reader, an e-mail program, and even a way to send and receive messages using the ICQ instant messaging protocol. (Free/Win95-98-NT)

NetCaptor lets you browse many Web sites simultaneously by opening each site in its own tab. It includes a host of other goodies, including the ability to kill pop-up windows; options to turn off sound, music, images, and animation; and support for keyboard shortcuts.(Free /Win95-98-NT)

NeoPlanet lets you customize the way your browser looks by using skins, includes an e-mail reader, a download manager, and an annotation feature that lets you mark up Web pages.(Free/Win95-98-NT) So if you're tired of Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator (and who isn't?) check out these downloads to revive your surfing experience.