Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2007 22:56 UTC
Internet & Networking For companies like Microsoft and Mozilla, Safari coming to Windows means that one more competitor will be thrown into the Windows browser battlefield. While neither company has expressed dismay with Apple's decision to put Safari on Windows, on Monday executives from both Microsoft and Mozilla expressed a lack of concern for their new (Windows) foe.
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For me, it's all about the add-ons
by Lambda on Thu 14th Jun 2007 05:32 UTC
Lambda
Member since:
2006-07-28

There's many things I'm not happy about with Firefox, but what keeps me on it are the add-ons. For the geek/power-user crowd that's the big compelling reason. For mom and pop, it'll be IE. Apple is going to have something compelling for it to be relevant.

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aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

See, the only reason I don't use firefox is because of the addons. If the only reason the browser is useful is because of it's extensibility, then the browser is flawed in my opinion.

That and I think it is a memory hog, i find it unstable, i don't like the path the project is taking in terms of priorities.

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smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

If the only reason the browser is useful is because of it's extensibility, then the browser is flawed in my opinion.

I would agree, but personally feel that Firefox is a decent browser even without the addons. It seems I'm only using 6 of them now, and the only one I really need is Adblock Plus.

That and I think it is a memory hog,

Yes it is.

i find it unstable,

I always hear complaints about that, but haven't experienced any problems myself. Back in the 1.0 days I had a few crashes due to the Acrobat plugin, but haven't had more than 3 or 4 crashes in total since they fixed it - about the same as Windows.

i don't like the path the project is taking in terms of priorities.

I'm a little skeptical of this as well, but I'm taking a wait and see approach. I'm looking forward to having Konqueror work in Windows, but for now I'm sticking with Firefox.

Edited 2007-06-14 08:51

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