You would be surprised at the amount of people who have no idea that there are other web browsers out there. They just think that IE is all there is cause it is there on their desktop when they boot up. IE due to its being "intergrated" ie:tyed to the OS, makes it very easy to use as a tool to takeover a users PC. Opera is a good browser, I hated Netscape 4.x, but they started down the right path again starting with 6.x It still isn't as good as Mozilla, even though they use the same Gecko engine, Netscape put too much of their crap on it. Firefox is a good browser. The other thing that helped IE was lazy web designers. If they put out crap code, IE would still read it. But Netscape wouldn't. Part of that was the crappy Frontpage sites that were put out. But people wanted easy and said screw the security. For the record, I am in the process of getting my MCSE, then will pursue my CCNA and CCNP. Beyond those I would like to get my Linux certs. Not sure if I will pursue RHCE or LPT first. Anyone with suggestions there?