Updated Web Browsers: Which One Works Best?
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 15/04/2008 05:36
Apple's Safari, Mozilla's Firefox 3, and Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 duke it out to be the program you use most on your PC.
Which One Is Best?
I'm sticking with Firefox. I use my browser for everything from word processing to story research to invoice filing, and I love being able to customize the program I use most often.
If you like to tinker, you'll probably want Firefox 3. But if you are'nt, and if you don't mind trading away the ability to customize in return for a nicely polished package, you might like Safari. Just be extra cautious at potential phishing sites.
Meanwhile, Microsoft needs to move quickly if it wants to reverse the trend--steadily increasing since mid-2006, according to TheCounter.com--of users' switching to alternative browsers. Redmond must add more than Activities and WebSlices to the final version of IE 8 if it wants the updated browser to be a serious contender.