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RockMelt: Dumb or Stupid? You Decide

Nov 09, 2010, 13:34 (3 Talkback[s])
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"By my count, there are three really important Web browsers today: Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. There are also two others that are good enough, Opera and Safari, that they're worth considering. So, really why the heck should I think that there's room for yet another Web browser, the much ballyhooed RockMelt?

"Seriously, as the guy who first reported on the Web for a popular publication back in 1993, I've seen more Web browsers than I can recall, and I really don't see a lot of reason for yet another one. Sure, there was a time when we really needed a new Web browser to free us from the horror that was, and is, IE 6, but that was in 2004, and Firefox unlocked us from IE 6. Today, we already have many excellent Web browser choices. So, really, what's the point of another one?"

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