Great to see that this has been resolved!
As for the browser, IE6 will do. Some people have some problems when upgrading to IE8. I only use IE when it is absolutely necessary (like when MS websites demand use of IE). Other than that Firefox will work good for anything else. Another browser that is gaining popularity is Google Chrome. I really suggest you try it out at: http://www.google.com/chrome
If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask them.