Opera 9, FireFox 2 and IE7 enter the boxing ring

By Justin Mann on July 19, 2006, 5:13 PM
Recently, we've had some pieces on how people are reacting to the newer browsers hitting the market, most especially IE7 and FireFox 2. Now we have another way to look at them, with a direct feature comparison of the top 3 browsers, including Opera 9. Opera 9 is different from the other two in that it's next-gen release is already here and ready to be used. There's a good feature graph on the second page, but the article continues and goes into much better detail, highlighting each browsers strong points in bullet lists.

Just like yesterday's review, they were dissapointed with FireFox's built in anti-phishing tool. Being that it just recently entered public beta, likely improvements will be made. I was surprised to learn that IE7 will not have the ability to pause downloads. The review is quite thorough and even provides screenshots of configurations. If you're a total browser nut and really do want to try all three, this is a must read.

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ThomasNews said:
Have all 3 installed myself at the moment. Pity Opera 9 doesn't seem to be getting the attention it deserves, maybe if they had gone to a free model earlier things might be a bit different (No, not adware). I wouldn't agree with their stance on phishing. Built-in phishing detection is a needed feature. Sure, "education" is the long-term solution, but you could say the exact same thing about Browser security vulnerabilities - "don't visit untrusted / unrecognised websites", is that realistic/acceptable? Not really. When it comes to security you shouldn't be relying on the End-User to figure it out.Be interesting to see how the respective Phishing filters take off, especially with Microsoft being given the thumbs up these past 2 articles. Seems like it could become a big selling point for either Browser. Wonder who'll be more responsive in updating their detections. Fun 6 months ahead.
Tedster said:
Mozilla suite is always forgetten, and much superior to firefox and IE.
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