Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike
I bet FF and IE are more neck and neck. I've used all three browsers, in fact I have all three installed on my laptop. I personally just prefer IE7 over all of them. It's just as fast, there are just as many plugins, and it's generally more compatable with the rest of the world. And it's no less secure than FF. When people say FF is faster, I just shake my head and wonder what it's faster with, because it's really not. The above chart is completely meaningless.
I really don't know about the "faster" part or any of that stuff. I simply like it better because it does things the way I want it to, like the way the middle-click functions, and the add-ons (I only use Ad-Block, but I really depend on it.) That's the only reason I like using it; if IE or Safari or Opera did all of those things - I wouldn't hesitate to use them. But at this point, FF is the best for me. And it has NOTHING to do with "everyone else uses it, wow we're so cool" like you (usually) try to imply...
Also, about compatibility, FF is supposedly more
compatible with sites because it uses universal coding, and IE uses m$'s proprietary code which they are trying to standardize and making things hard for devs. Ask any web dev - they hate IE.
Anyway, I didn't really notice any speed increase in FF3, but like I said: I use FF because I like it. Not because of the mythical speed or security or all those other things you hear.