Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe IE9 to date has had two security updates since its release in March 2011.
It's a much better browser compatibility and security wise than IE7 or IE8 ever were, but it's to be expected that each version should focus more and more on security.
I know it's only just out, but does anyone know how stable this version is? I'm guessing that there will be a bunch of extensions that are not, as yet, supported on version 7.
After what seems like forever of using firefox i've finally abandoned it in favour of chrome.... I've not used other web browsers much since first choosing firefox, my god how wrong i was! Chrome is awesome in comparison!!! All this time i thought my internet was just flaky in this house, turns out firefox was the issue.
elsiegee40 (28th September 2011)
For me, I prefer Firefox because of it's addon's. The majority are pointless fluff for people with gadget addictions.
But for a web designer IT geek I love my Yoono bar for twitter/FB/G+, the easy download buttons on flash video's, and Firebug has saved me hours/days of time fighting with errant website codes, and the saved password options for me are a blessing.
I also like the recent addition of skinning, as I don't normally like bright white windows etc, and I love my dark black/grey menu bars, rather than annoying pointless transparency on IE9. If I wanted to see a 5mm strip of blurry background I'd strap beer bottles to my eyes.
mac_shinobi (28th September 2011)
Just been prompted to upgrade Firefox
version number is ......
I have advocated the use of Firefox for years now. Unfortuntaley the latest update has some compatibility issues with some of my well used add-ons. I'm starting to get a bit fed up of it now but will keep using it until I find something else that suits me.
The ONLY two things that keep me using FF are: Pinnable App Tabs and the ability to sync my bookmarks to every PC I use/rebuild
An Excellent review can be found here:http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...wser,3037.htmlIn the closest conclusion this series has ever seen, Mozilla is finally able to take the crown, earning its first Web Browser Grand Prix championship with Firefox 7. Although Firefox has two fewer wins than Chrome 14, Mozilla's browser manages to earn three more strong finishes than Chrome, which we consider sealing the deal, if by only a hair.Enjoy it while you can Firefox fans; Google doesn't like to play second fiddle for very long. In fact, we wouldn't be one bit surprised if a "minor" update that happens to contain a performance game-changer is pushed to Chrome within days (or hours) of this publication.Chrome 14 obviously places second; no surprise there. The big surprise is our third-place finisher. It's not Internet Explorer 9! Rather, Opera finally breaks out of fourth place and grabs the bronze medal. IE9 simply lost too many times, allowing Opera and its "minor" .01 update to swoop in for the kill.Alas, Safari places last yet again. Safari for Windows, that is. If Web Browser Grand Prix VI: Firefox 6, Chrome 13, Mac OS X Lion taught us anything, it's that the rules of physics, common sense, and everything else you hold dear don't apply on Apple's own OS X platform. Over there, Safari is still king.There you have it folks, another Web Browser Grand Prix in the bag. Stay tuned to Tom's Hardware for more. We have a few special twists up our sleeves for Web Browser Grand Prix 8 and beyond.
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Fixing Memory issues was the thing that everyone slated FF6 for afterall
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