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IE 7 is finally out. There is a fierce debate around the new offering from Microsoft. Some say, company is playing catch up with other browsers such as Firefox. Some have deemed it better. Which browser will you choose? Over on Zimbra Team Blog: IE 7 […]

IE 7 is finally out. There is a fierce debate around the new offering from Microsoft. Some say, company is playing catch up with other browsers such as Firefox. Some have deemed it better. Which browser will you choose?

Over on Zimbra Team Blog: IE 7 performs better than IE 6; however, for the most part Firefox still beats out IE 7. When we looked at the sum total time it takes for all operations to be performed (admittedly a coarse grained metric), we noticed that IE 7 was about twice as fast as IE 6; however, Firefox was more than twice as fast as IE 7 and about four times faster than IE 6.

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  1. For now, Firefox. If Microsoft proves better, than by all means I will switch.

  2. The uers of Firefox are mainly developers or computer saavy people. I work for a big company with a diverse demographic of users and according to our WSS stats (over 2k unique visits per day) Firefox visitation is less than 10%, IE will remain the boss for years to come.

  3. Camino. I’ve used IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Epiphany, Galeon, Dillo, Links, Konqueror, and OmniWeb (am I missing any?), but I prefer Camino. It’s light, fast, simple, and attractive. I eagerly await version 1.1!

  4. When hell freezes over, that’s when IE7 will be my browser.

    Firefox, sometimes Safari, occasionally Flock are my browsers.

  5. IE7 is lipstick on the same old pig. Where are the big JavaScript, CSS, etc. improvements. Most of this is just a new look for IE7.

  6. Went to download IE7 today – after force feeding me the Live Toolbar (could not get to download without checking yes) it took forever to download and then crashed my entire machine – seriously! I un-installed all of this trash – I have no axe to grind but this is pathetic – cheers to Firefox for giving me a great alternative!

  7. Firefox is the default browser for my university here is Australia. Would be interesting to see how many other large networks have also switched firefox as default

  8. Only if it has some plugins (session saver, mouse gesture etc..) I’d switch to IE. It opens in an instant, unlike Firefox.

    Overall, I think, IE7 has improved a lot and can compete with Firefox.

  9. michael arrington Thursday, October 19, 2006

    Flock, baby. Flock

  10. IE? Not for me. I can’t see myself switching from Firefox.

    From the stats I have seen, Firefox usage is extremely high among computer savvy people. If I rememeber correctly somewhere around 36% of the visitors to Engadget are using Firefox.

    That’s not the general public, but it is a sign of things to come.

    M$ needs to worry. Word, Excel and IE are being slowly but surely put out to pasture.

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