By tonyhughes Hughes
, posted: 9-Mar-2006 08:34
First there was Netscape vs Internet Explorer, now its Internet Explorer vs Opera vs Firefox vs a few other pretenders to the throne.
I use all three listed above, and I use the latest betas where possible, although I am starting to tire of minor bugs.
IE7 Beta has nearly killed my enthusiasm for the other two. Its clean, crisp, fast, looks good, has tabbed browsing (quite a good implementation of it in fact), and there are always things that one browser does better than another (GZ Blogs suck the big kumara in FF).
So I have to pick one as my default. It was Opera for quite some time (I paid for it before it was free). But IE7 Beta, since it landed on my PC has been flavour of the month. Built in RSS reader (which needs work, but hey - its beta), fresh new toolbar design & layout, and it displays most web sites I visit
better than the other two in most cases. (Your results may vary).
I am not saying its more compliant - by all accounts its the worst of the three in that respect, but it suits my needs better.
Well done to the IE7 team - its looking good. I almost never used IE6 by choice (several work systems only ran on it though), and I was sceptical about this before I installed it.
Opera users - stick with the release version unless you have some burning desire to be at the bleeding edge of Opera releases - its been painful (but still a great browser).
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