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October 29, 2006

IE7 vs. Firefox 2.0

IE7 vs. Firefox 2.0

This article talks about the different positions that each, Firefox and IE, hold in the business society right now. It is a glorified pros and cons list, with how the upgrades will assist each software to progress in the market.

IE7 is deemed as a "catch up" release because some of the attributes that they are adding are already being used by Mozilla's Firefox. The main attribute that they hilight is the tabbed browsing, allowing users to have multiple websites tabbed under 1 window. This is one of the main reasons people use Firefox, but now who knows what will happen.

Firefox currently has 11% market share, IE has 84% and the rest possibly use Apple's Safari or Opera (I've never heard of that one). It sounds like Firefox may have the edge when it comes to security issues for business, but lacks in the area of being able to open up different types of applications. Firefox 2.0 will adjust it's tabbed browsing to allow users to re-open closed tabs, have a recently tabbed history and they will be displayed differently, while also moving towards being able to access all types of applications so that it can be used in more firms and gain more market share from IE7.

Posted by brinkerc at October 29, 2006 10:43 AM

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