I have a fair number of battles (more than you would think) over my use of browser, and since it is a free download any way, as almost all browsers are, I though this would be a good place to evangelize on the usefulness of Firefox.
Initially, I jumped on to Firefox for one reason–tabbed browsing. Tabbed browsing makes my life so much easier. I use it to organize my websites, follow links I want to look at later, and most importantly keep my desktop from being completely cluttered with junk.
Nowadays, Internet Explorer comes with tabbed browsing, and a fair number of the security issues that plagued the browser have been fixed. There is one thing the IE7 is missing though, and that’s extensions. Extensions are really the key for making the browsing experience exactly what you want it to be.
Here’s a link to a new set of extensions that have already been upgraded for the latest version of the browser, Firefox 3. http://mashable.com/2008/06/26/firefox-3-extensions/
In case you hadn’t heard, Firefox 3 had over eight million downloads in its first day. A very impressive figure considering their servers crashed for a couple hours on the weight of the huge number of users trying to get the new version.
If you give it a try, I think you’ll agree that it makes the surfing experience much better and with time and the right extensions more efficient.