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Originally Posted by Lelouch View Post
IE8 is simply MS's tactics; let the others do the work, take it, and try to add to it.

They have been doing it for years .
If you call yourself an engineer, this is your job description. You take what somebody else made and you make it better. Every auto company didn't re-invent the wheel, they just improved on its use.
Stop MS hating and go home!

I do like firefox and I am very happy that others are seeing how good it is too. I just hope FF3 meets expectations.
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Opera is a good browser, but I've never really gotten a great feel for it. Been using firefox for like 4 years and see absolutely zero reason to switch from it.
Agreed completely.
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Just curious...the goal of any for-profit business is to make money. Opera has some business services, which I assume are not free. MS makes a ton of different products and makes their money that way.

How does Mozilla make money and stay in business to create new Firefox versions? I see that they are largely open source (and are a non-profit org), but they have a paid staff. Are their funds generated soley by donations from the Mozilla foundation?

Edit: Also, I guess I don't understand why this is such a "war". Web browsers are by no means anyone's cash cows.
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We all know that IE5 is the best of them all.
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Just curious...the goal of any for-profit business is to make money. Opera has some business services, which I assume are not free. MS makes a ton of different products and makes their money that way.

How does Mozilla make money and stay in business to create new Firefox versions? I see that they are largely open source (and are a non-profit org), but they have a paid staff. Are their funds generated soley by donations from the Mozilla foundation?
They get paid by Google for having it as Firefox's default search
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Avant>Firefox>IE7>Opera>Netscape>IE6

Avant is the shiz. It is faster (much) than the rest, has online bookmark and profile storage, adn can dynamically block content such as flash, images, sounds, videos, java, meta-html, etc...

the mouse gestures and the much better search functions that any other browser make avant #1 for me.

I saw the firefox light 4.5 years ago. Now I have seen better, as anythign FFX can't do but IE can (browse MSDN), so can Avant. Avant is smaller, more stable, doesn't have thE EPIC memory leak that firefox does...
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The only reason I prefer Opera over Firefox is that Opera allows you to put have more control over the way tabs work.

New tabs are created NEXT to the active tab!!!
Makes so much more sense.
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I'm loving FF3 rc2but I still maintain that Opera is the better browser in terms of performance but FF has lots of great little addons so it's hard for me to choose between the two. I may well go back to Opera once 9.50 final is out because there are a couple of things the 64bit beta version does not agree with my Arch on atm.
    
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IE7 FTW. Period, nuff said.
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well i installed firefox 3.0 & its way faster than IE 7 & IE 8,By about 40 to 50%.I'm use firefox from now on & trying to get my friend to give it a try too.
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