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IE7 and Firefox: Not Your Older Brother’s Browser War

So they’re both out now, IE7 and (the much cooler, apparently) Firefox 2.0 from Mozilla.

Let Browser War II begin! Or at least continue. Right? Well, sort of. It’s great that Firefox is around to kick Microsoft in the shins a little bit and get Redmond to improve its offering. That’s the benefit of competition coming to the fore.

However, this browser war doesn’t feel anything like the all-or-nothing, life-or-death struggle that was IE vs. Netscape in the ‘90s. That battle ended with mortal wounds for Netscape and a DOJ lawsuit for Microsoft. This new battle will likely end with a very good Firefox browser taking on a much-improved IE. Everything considered, the new browser war will probably have better results for users, but it sure will lack the drama of the first clash.

Have any experiences with IE7 or Firefox 2.0 to share? Share them here: [email protected].

Posted by Lee Pender on October 24, 2006


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