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The browser wars are back!

posted under category: Browsers on October 23, 2006 at 1:00 am by MrNate

This weekend I installed IE7 at home, and it's good. A lot better. I'm really happy to see the better CSS support, tabs, the RSS integration and the same quickness that IE6 had. The standards support alone makes me want to install it everywhere and tell people to upgrade.

Today, I installed Firefox 2 (unofficially released). I've got to say, they're doing a lot more to make me happy. Things like google suggest in the search bar, spell checking (even while I type this), and RSS enhancements (yes, I've sold out to Google reader) are just so polished and sweet.

The way I see it, Microsoft had to seriously catch up after years of stalled work on the IE front, and they've done a great job. However, Mozilla has been busy making things easy and bringing out the little things that just bring a smile to my face.

I'm Really glad to see this battle continue. For me, so far, I'm keeping with Firefox.

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On Oct 25, 2006 at 1:00 AM RAFF ( said:

Internet Explorer 4 Life

Firefox stinks

On Feb 10, 2007 at 1:00 AM Nick ( said:
I agree! It is nice to see IE finally get some of the improvements that FireFox users have enjoyed for a long time and that has to come from the competition that FF is providing. But I fear that catch up is all they've done. If they don't continue to improve IE in line (and better) than FF, the wars will continue and probably IE will see a further fall in their installation base.

On Feb 23, 2007 at 1:00 AM Trond Ulseth ( said:
IE7 might look good right away. It's just a surface thing though. Check out my post about my experiences at
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