Posting this and writing my congressional reps now...
You realy should take a look at Opera.
It works pretty well on Windows and Linux, but also works very well on PDAs and cellphones.
I've been using it mostly because it provides all I need without the plugins, which is great since I have the same setup wherever I go.
Miscreants have created a strain of malware which uses memory sticks as a vector for infection.
"An open mind has but one disadvantage: it collects dirt." -- a saying at RPI