Return of the browser wars

Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2006 - 12:31 PM |

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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Source: Extremetech