Browser Wars: Network Managers Flee IE


Remember the beating Internet Explorer gave Netscape? All but chased 'em right out of the browser business. Microsoft's weapons of choice: Free and bundled. In retrospect, those weapons bit Microsoft on the backside, triggering US & EU anti trust investigations, which in turn, have led to non stop government diddling by countries large and small.

Meanwhile, Netscape responded by spinning off its skunkworks, Mozilla, which then released Firefox, a free browser bristling with anti-IE armament: Addictive multi-tabbing, unlimited extendability (with vibrant community support), and a huge security advantage, best summed up by, "Exploits that work on IE probably won't work on Firefox." Browser Wars: Network Managers Flee IE

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 28th December 2005 5:13AM