"Everyone thought the browser wars were over when Netscape went
the veritable way of the dodo and Internet Explorer, contentiously
embedded in the ubiquitous Microsoft OS, became the defacto winner.
But it seems peacetime celebrations were premature and the past
years have seen a plethora of browsers spring up eager to steal
some of IE's share by capitalizing on IE's numerous short-comings
"Firefox obviously has made the most impact with an open-source
fast, efficient browser packed with very functional features (many
of which IE took a couple years to finally copy). Also worthy of
mention is Safari from the Mac platform which is now cross-platform
and offers a robust toolset. And then there's the never-say-die
Opera which still has a wide user-base..."