Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Apr 2006 17:11 UTC, submitted by Dhanesh
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y InformationWeek compares the latest IE7 beta to Firefox 1.5, and concludes: "On a straight, feature-for-feature comparison, IE7 stacks up well against Firefox. If its improved security model lives up to its design specs, malware distributors will find it much more difficult to make a dishonest living, and the tabbed browsing features in the new release should make it much easier to deal with multiple pages."
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Should be Firefox 2.0
by jacquouille on Thu 27th Apr 2006 17:56 UTC
jacquouille
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2006-01-02

It's absurd to compare the already-released Firefox 1.5 to the not-yet-released IE7.

Firefox 2.0 will be released this year, probably before IE7. Hence, it' more fair to compare Firefox 2.0 to IE7.

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RE: Should be Firefox 2.0
by ApproachingZero on Thu 27th Apr 2006 18:39 in reply to "Should be Firefox 2.0"
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2005-11-10

Firefox 2.0 will be released this year, probably before IE7. Hence, it' more fair to compare Firefox 2.0 to IE7.

Excellent point. Comparing MS beta and vaporware to actual shipping products has been standard fare for the tech media for more than a decade. "OS X 10.2 Jaguar vs. Windows Longhorn!" "OS X 10.3 Panter vs. Windows Longhorn!" "OS X 10.4 Tiger vs. Windows Vista!", "Firefox 1.5 vs. IE 7!" etc etc etc.

That's why MS always hypes up (lies about) what they're working on instead of focusing any attention on their actual ready-to-ship and shipping products. It keeps the tech "journalists" writing articles like these, and giving people the impression that they should wait for MS to get its shit out the door instead of use something that has all those features today.

Yet, invariably, once MS's product gets released, it's a shadow of all the hype and is full of bugs and glaring security holes. Remember all the tech pundits writing articles about how Windows 95 was so secure, it would mean the end of anti-virus companies?

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