"The clear choice"4.5 starson by markbowen
Pros: Small, fast, easy to install
Cons: Not fully compatible with some websites
Summary: I've always preferred alternative browsers to IE, which is bulky, sluggish, and seems to take over the entire OS. I used Netscape for a long time, but their later versions became bloated and overly complicated to install. The developers of Firefox, on the other hand, just seem to "get it." We want a browser that doesn't hog memory, that is easy to install, and is easy to upgrade with extensions. It just gets better and more stable with each update. My only beef is that the browser is incompatible with some websites, particularly some secure sites, but that is more the website developers' fault, most likely due to some evil pact with Microsoft. Firefox is kicking IE's butt right now, as evidenced by the fact that almost all of the improvements in IE7 already existed in earlier versions of Firefox. What I would most like to see in future versions of Firefox is a more sophisticated download manager, and the ability to surf anonymously, without having to resort to third party programs.