Are the Browser Wars Back? – How Mozilla’s Firefox trumps Internet Explorer: This is a good article from Slate that rings true — Mozilla and Firefox are surging in the market right now. More and more, people are switching.
You’ve probably been told to dump Internet Explorer for a Mozilla browser before, by the same propeller-head geek who wants you to delete Windows from your hard drive and install Linux. You’ve ignored him, and good for you. […]
But six years later, the surviving members of the Mozilla insurgency are staging a comeback. […] all-conquering Internet Explorer has been stuck in the mud for the past year, as Microsoft stopped delivering new versions.
Joe and I were leaving my building two nights ago, and we overheard a conversation between two lawyers out front. I know both of them, and I can tell you that neither is a shining example of technical aptitude, yet we heard one of them tell the other “…your problem is that you’re still using Internet Explorer…you should be using that Mozilla…”
This week I have to head over to my in-laws for the sixth or seventh time this year to cleanse their machine of all the unbelievable crud that IE allows to get in there. This time, they switch to Mozilla or I’m not coming back.
I don’t mean to sound elitist and geeky, but if you’re still using IE…why? (I am SO going to regret writing that…)