Couldn't help but comment on this:
We're told that
Internet Explorer 8 takes the cake with better phishing and malware protection, as well as protection from emerging threats.
Did Microsoft miss the point about Chrome running every tab as a new process, nicely sandboxed? When you defeat IE, you get ACCESS. If you manage to defeat Chrome, you don't.
True, you do have to download FireBug to get it working FF. But Safari and Opera come with pretty good dev support too and my money is on both of those as being quite a bit better than what MS has to offer.
Strangely, MS thinks support for web standards is a tie:
Firefox and Chrome have more support for emerging standards like HTML5 and CSS3, but Internet Explorer 8 invested heavily in having world-class, consistent support for the entire CSS2.1 specification.
Too little too late: CSS2.1 is no longer the frontier, everyone else has
been supporting it for long. The Third Acid
is a nice example of that. Sure, FF doesn't get a 100% on that but IE8 comes in at 20%!