compettition isn't always good. Imagine 9+ browsers fighting for demand spitting 100% into 9 parts (inequally or equally) and a side effect of confusing the users.
Hmm... Confusing the user? In my opinion, there are only 2 types of web browser users - Ones who like the best and the others who like familiarity. Now the latter is never going to experiment even if a thousand browsers were on offer while the former would simply be spoilt for choices. True, having many browsers do some time result in innovation being split, so that browsers gets features unique to them, but where is the guarantee that if there were only one browser, then all innovative programmers would come together? I mean, in browser market, we sort of had that scenario before firefox came along. IE was pretty much the only browser out there (Opera with its adware program wasn't popular). Did we see great strides in innovation? No, in fact, things only got from bad to worse. Then suddenly ff came along, then safari (for PC), then chrome and now we have this rather exciting albeit mad race for the most innovative and feature packed browser. I am sorry, but whichever way you look at it, competition is always good for innovation.
safari is fast but better for mac, chrome needs addons, firefox is a leaker, opera is fussy and IE sucks. which would you choose?
. It might be fussy but using it is quite a challenge, which I like. I think people made using firefox very easy with all those fangled addons. The challenge in Opera is to use bookmarklets, buttons, and userjs to accomplish those functionalities. Why do I do it? Because I can
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And they should definitely put a spell-checker in the new browser, if not already done so.
Edited by Ace Starr, 21 August 2009 - 07:42 PM.