IE 8: Getting Better
Ever since Netscape died (Did it die on its own or was it murder? Verdicts welcome
IE has been the standard in browsers. IE worked fine for me, but security worries
and the desire for something new led me to Firefox.
Unlike some, I don't find Firefox fun or particularly cool. It is, however,
very good -- and through add-ons, nicely extensible. Foxmarks is great for keeping
bookmarks, and the browser blocks ads awfully well (it does crash a lot, though;
should I blame XP or Mozilla?). But there's nothing truly killer about Firefox.
So does IE 8 have the juice? According to one
early report, IE is getting better with version 8, including tighter security
and thumbnails for tabs. But like Firefox, it's no revolution.
And from what I can see (and hear from Redmond Report readers), Chrome is tight
and fast, but not yet an overthrow of the status quo. Has Google shown all of
its Chrome cards, or is there more to come? Initial impressions and further
Chrome, IE and Firefox thoughts readily accepted at email@example.com.
Posted by Doug Barney on September 15, 2008 at 11:52 AM