Saturday, February 11, 2006

Firefox vs. IE7 beta 2

This is something that I don't do often, a straight up op-ed post.


As you all know, Microsoft is readying its new version of its bloated piece of software, Internet Explorer. I have seen the beta and have perused its features. This is what I have come up with:

  • It has stolen Firefox's RSS feed icon (showing Microsoft's "if you can't beat 'em, steal their ideas" philosophy.
  • It still is as bloated as ever.
  • Firefox remains lean in its 1.5 release.
  • IE will never be extensible (which is why no matter what Microsoft does, Firefox will always be better).
  • IE will just keep gaining features that I don't need.
  • Firefox still looks nicer.
  • Firefox's interface is easy, but not toddler-like, as Internet Explorer is becoming.
  • Firefox is cross-platform.
  • Last time I checked, IE is not open-source (which means that you will never be able to do anything cool with it, like PortableFirefox).
This is my analysis of the situation. And also know that I don't hate Microsoft, I think that they have made great technological strides. I use Windows everyday and still like it. I just think that open-source has infinitely more possibilities.

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This analysis is clearly biased ! I use firefox as my main web browser, but you clearly lied about some facts...do your homeworks !!!

 
At 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, very bias. As for the icon, it was with permission and it's for the matter of consistancy.

As for extensible, again do some research. Not sure why I'm wasting my time with someone who's this addicted to crack.

 
At 7:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree...
you don't need to be open-source to make a Portable IE7.
take a look at www.opera-usb.com , it's closed source, and it's still portable. so don't spread crap like that

 
At 12:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your post is full with lies.

IE and FF team got together and decided to use the same icon for RSS and "standarize" it for browser consistency.

As for extensibility, that's a joke right? IE is extensible with menus, toolbars, buttons, status panels and sidebars as from version 5.0 back in 1999 and Windows 98.

 
At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

EXTEND MY ASS! All the so called 'extentions' are really just crap that dosen't do anything for you.

 
At 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

justin'z a bot.
a bot who thinks 'i am always right.' i use opera-a browser far better than ie7 and firefox. as for firefox, it is no better than ie7.

i use ie7 too. u cant jus simply say all that u've already blogged.
all those things u'v said about ie7 suck.
ie7 is a very good browser.

Opera stands first.
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then come whatever they are. two are enough for me-the top two.

 
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