The battle for default browser status.
October 16, 2003 8:58 AM
Being a web developer, I download all of the browsers I can get and use them and come to various opinions about their utility, speed, compatibility and that intangible 'like it or hate it' quality. For the last month or two, Safari and Mozilla
have been taking turns as my 'love it' browser, and I now keep them both running at all times.
Safari is my most often used browser for a few simple reasons...
- It's pretty fast.
- It has tabbed brosing.
- I want to support the mothership.
- The bookmarks handling is great.
- The Google search is small and always there for me.
Mozilla's advanages are...
- Fast parsing/rendering.
- Standards compliancy.
Unfortunately, it's not an Apple browser (which is not a good reason to say it's disadvantaged, but for some reason I put it in there), has an unnessesarily chunky UI (why are the tabs so huge?) and has an email client embedded (I would migrate to Firebird
I think Safari is better for casual browsing and Mozilla is better for working. (Dis)Agree?