Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 15:45 UTC, submitted by dillond
Internet & Networking "The top two browsing programs of net users got a big update this month as Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla unleashed Firefox 2.0. Here we take a quick spin through some of the features to be seen in the new versions." Meanwhile, a spoofing bug has been found in IE7. Update: Another Firefox 2.0 review.
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browsers
by alwayscrashing on Thu 26th Oct 2006 17:09 UTC
alwayscrashing
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2006-01-13

I had a look at IE7 and it seems to have caught up on all the features that a browser in 2006 should have. I can't comment on speed because I was running it in Virtual PC on an iMac G5 but security issues aside they've done a good job bringing the software into this decade.

I do have one huge issue with it though. The new user interface, which I can only describe as shockingly bad, ugly and confusing.

Firefox 2.0 is more evolution than revolution though, and evolution in the right direction. I like Firefox more with every version and am happy to use it even thought it is noticeably slower than Safari.

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RE: browsers
by hal2k1 on Thu 26th Oct 2006 23:18 in reply to "browsers"
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2005-11-11

"I had a look at IE7 and it seems to have caught up on all the features that a browser in 2006 should have."

I don't think so.

AFAIK, IE7 cannot render at all some web standards such as SVG.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/Svg.svg

and although it is improved it is still a long way behind the competition (Opera, Firefox, even Safari & Konqueror) in terms of support of other web standards such as CSS.

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