I currently use Internet Explorer 8 as as my internet web browser. It works fine for me, but I haven't really looked at other browsers. I haven't got a problem, so I see no reason to change.
My children use Google Chrome - what would this do for me that IE8 doesn't?
Report everything you do and see ..straight to Google ..multiple times per minute..
If you are going to change ( and want to learn how fast and simple the web really can be ) try Opera ...it's faster than Chrome
And if you want interesting add ons ..try Firefox ( but it will be a bit slower than IE ) ..
And I'd recommend that you get your kids to switch to Iron Browser ( if they really can't be doing without the Chrome look ..but don't want uncle eric spying in their smalls drawers ) ..and it's just as fast as Chrome ..but does less than Opera can out of the box..
IE started from MS's position that "security isn't important, capturing market share at all costs is" and has rowed away from that, but my whole recent float fun reminded me that the end user's safety and experience is secondary.
Safari is presumably intended to be pretty and have a great user experience, but Apple seems to understand security.
All the other come from backgrounds where security has been understood from the start and designed in.
So they all have flaws, but many of IE's are still structural.
IE's problem started when they decided that you could ( as Damon said,for the sake of capturing market share via so called convenience ) type a web address into the address bar of the desktop explorer app..and it would become a browser app and "take you there"..that meant that the desktop browser and the web browser were to all intents and purposes one and the same interface ..and accessed the same areas of the OS ..
Which is a lot like making the front door of the bank also the door to the safe ..
Or the NAAFI door the same as the CO's safe door and the same as the weapons store and arms store ..you would n't want your tactical nukes ..or your shoulder launched munitions or your small arms nor group battle plans available to someone who just came into get a couple of rashers and a box of tea bags ..
Redmond pretty much made that the scenario ..any script that ran in the browser ran pretty much amok in the OS because the browser could get to all of it ..they have been putting band aids on that self-inflicted wound ever since ..:-((
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/29/2010 06:13PM by mikeinfrance.