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Linux Journal: The Real Firefox-Killer

Jan 03, 2007, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"But when the final version of Internet Explorer 7 appeared in October last year, the verdict was almost unanimous: it was not a Firefox-killer. To be sure, it was much better than IE6, but that had set the bar pretty low. Aside from offering tabs and a few much-needed security enhancements, IE7 was definitely in the ho-hum category. Firefox seemed safe for at least another year or two.

"It is not. For the real challenger comes not from Microsoft directly; instead, it's from a new browser that uses IE's rendering engine, Trident, but which is produced completely independently of the company. This means that it can offer all the 'benefits' of 100% compatibility with what is still the dominant Internet browser, together with a host of real improvements--some of which go beyond even Firefox..."

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