The question being asked today is do you prefer Internet Explorer or Firefox? to mark the launch of Firefox v3.
Well I have both installed on this machine, both patched and uptodate but shockingly I'm not in-love with either program. I don't find browsers sexy. OK, so I liked tab's that for me is the single biggest innovation in the last few years but I was using those in IE before Firefox went mainstream.
What about security, what about compatibility and adherence to standards?
Security is important to me but neither Firefox or IE is essentially insecure. Compatibility and adherence to standards on the other hand isn't important to me and isn't to very many I suspect, purely because the overwhelming majority of websites work, people are just not seeing the argument. It's a fact of life that we have to play with the hand we are dealt and not ideals, so adherence to IE being the market leader is going to be more important than adherence to standards naturally, so get over it! If I do see a return to the bad old days of sites only accepting one browser and not the other I will vote with my feet and not use them at all because it's pathetic! There are worthier causes to fight.
So my answer is ... lets not have another browser war.