Return of the browser wars
Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2006 - 12:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Extremetech has pitted the new FireFox 2.0 (Beta 1), Internet Explorer 7 (Beta 3) and Opera 9.0 in a battle for ultimate browser dominance. Find out who can claim the prize, and a bit more about the features in each.
"For a long time, there was nothing to talk about in web browsers. You used Internet Explorer, and
that was it. Oh, to be sure, some Mozilla/Netscape holdouts clung to their ways, as did a smattering
of users of Opera, Konqueror, and other obscurities. Internet Explorer itself hasn't had a major
version change since the release of 6.0 in 2001, so there wasn't much to talk about there, either for
five long years.
That's all changed, thanks to that phoenixlike incarnation of Netscape technology, Firefox. In one
year, the open-source darling Firefox has pulled within a dead heat of browser the browser popularity
crown, at least on the ExtremeTech site, where each browser claims just over 43 percent of our
viewers. This spurred Microsoft to leave off its complacency, and serious development of the formerly
dominant browser restarted in earnest. "
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