I've decided to try, for the first time in a long time, a new web browser.
IE hasn't been updated in a long while, and although I prefer it to Netscape, I've been nervous about the idea of monopolization when it comes to these sorts of things. After all, imagine if everyone *had* to use IE, no matter what. Don't you think Bill Gates would "as browser enhancement" do things like make it difficult to use Google rather than Microsoft's own search engines, and other nasty little tricks? Sure, competent computer users will find workarounds...but the average, generic person is going to be locked into Microsoft's way of doing things.
I don't consider this healthy. To speak from a biological standpoint, monoculture is bad.
Anyway, I've downloaded and am now trying out Mozilla Firebird (its a leaner version of Mozilla--browser only, no news or email). I will let you all know, of course, how it performs.Posted by Jvstin at August 2, 2003 9:45 AM