Browser wars: Google, Microsoft, Apple or Mozilla on top?


by TechVi

It's funny that 10 years after Microsoft was busy monopolizing the browser space, we've seen a flurry of competition that makes even the most anti-competitive practices seem easy to overcome. Take, for instance, the recent report claiming Microsoft's IE share dropped 11% in March. Whether the data proves to be accurate or not, the more important takeaway is that people are leaving Internet Explorer in droves, whatever the percentage. Today, we talk to Clayton Morris from Fox News and HarryMcCracken from Technologizer about the browser wars, and where they're headed. Clayton contends quickness is king. The faster the performance, the more he's going to use it, and recommend it to others. On the Mac side, Clayton typically rocks Safari, due in part to its speed and the fact that it's pre-installed. On the Windows side, where Safari is also available, Clayton tends to use Google Chrome. He thinks it's much faster, and has the potential to take over the world, if they ever get out a Mac version. Harry typically uses Firefox, thanks in part to its cross-platform compatibility, and its very (VERY) extensible architecture. He's seen a modicum of improvement in IE8, but Microsoft would really have to blow people away with IE 9 to get people to even THINK of switching back. What's your take? Which browser do you use, and which do you recommend to your friends? It's a good time to be a browser consumer, and with everybody vying for a piece of the browser pie, it'll be interesting to see where everyone ends up. Distributed by Tubemogul.