Posted by: Anonymous
on November 28, 2007 10:34 PM
Switching from Internet Explorer I can understand, but I don't see the point of trying to convert people from Safari or Opera, both of which are (in my opinion) far superior browsers. The only thing truly going for Firefox seems to be its popularity - apart from that, it's a very slow and incredibly bloated program, which offers very few useful features built into the browser. (Which I can understand, but considering the aforementioned bloat, it seems a waste.)
I currently use Konqueror myself - it's open-source, like Firefox; it has all sorts of powerful built-in functionality, including a file manager and incredible desktop integration - like Explorer - and split views, similar to Opera's MDI; and it uses roughly the same renderer as Safari does - Apple's code was originally borrowed from Konqueror's KHTML. It's considerably faster than Firefox, and especially for Web designers, is a very convenient all-in-one tool.