You know, the thing that gets me, this browser race/war whatever, it's three thoroughbreds and two dogs. FF and SM, Gecko, are both fantastic. Google's Chrome, Webkit, also great. IE, Trident, and Safari, Webkit, just might as well not be there. Both MSFT and Apple have tons of money, this "war" never ends, although by this time no one really cares. They are just not in it.
I just do not get it. I know, IE has its adherents, my colleague is one of them. And, he has experimented with both FF and Chrome. He thinks IE is as good as any. He like to be able to disable and re-enable Flash. My whole West Coast family are all Mac users, all using Safari and quite happy.
So, maybe is there something to building up cache, which I have not done in years in IE?
Everything for me revolves around my two blogs. Each has a Twitter account and that means two browsers. Because Twitter basically sucks.
Safari I tried, it was pretty quick, but it is too clunky at handling copying in hot links and graphics, which FF, SM and Chrome all do very well. IE was so slow for me it just never got that far.
Last, I wish that SM had a better following. I am told that most developers and most users are in Europe. The user base is somewhere between 1/2 and 1 million. The browser is much better than that. I never used any other part of Netscape or Mozilla, so maybe that is the rub. Or the sort of silly philosophy of a separate browser and email client, even if they do work together exactly like the Suite. SM is not my default, but I use it all the time.
I hope that you are all enjoying your Winter or Summer, wherever you reside.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0) AppleWebKit/535.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/16.0.912.77 Safari/535.7