Couldn't help but comment on this:
Microsoft browser comparison
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.
Internet Explorer 8 has the most comprehensive developer tools built
profiling; other browsers have developer tools available, but either
require you to download them separately, or aren't as complete.
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%!
It's not that I'm unhappy about the work being done on IE8 - it's just
that IE is not there yet. And MS is still trying hard, to ruin the
experience of the common user + developer by introducing strange and
meaningless changes to the standards of the 'net (two references:
introducing version targetting in