It is the summer season for web browsers and the heat is on. There are new releases of just about all the major browsers. But don’t get overheated with the flurry of activity on the browser front. The real winner is you, the web user. The crucible of competition purifies the browsers and brings new features that make for a safer and more pleasant web experience. Who doesn’t like that, well, except for Internet Explorer maybe?
There are new releases of Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/), Google’s Chrome (http://www.google.com/chrome), Apple’s Safari (http://www.apple.com/safari/), Opera (http://www.opera.com/) and even Internet Explorer (IE) 8 (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx).
I admit that I am a fan of the Firefox browser. And the new Firefox 3.5 update has made me a bigger fan.
Unfortunately, the looser is IE (once again). I have nothing against IE and it is still the most used browser in the world. But the news was a blaze this past week with reports of yet another IE vulnerability. If you use IE on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 you should see the following links:
Better yet, you should get off IE and on Firefox.
For the techie, here are some links to more detailed browser reviews.