Is it Firefox or is it IE7?

Microsoft Explorer 7.0 looks and feels like Firefox. We were indeed very shocked when we managed to see and feel the beta of Explorer 7.0. The key thing is tab browsing that looks and feels like you are using Firefox. Even the search button at the left hand side looks and fells like this free browser. Just as in Firefox you can ad search engines. There are some extra features as its easier to block the nasty sites and the RSS button is more accusable. Of course you can bookmark tabs as well.
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January 08, 2006 06:00 PM | Posted in Mozilla


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So nothing changed .. no inventing .. no innovating ... they're still just ripping off everything they can get their hands on

Comment by rojaro at January 8, 2006 06:15 PM | Permalink

You need to remember, Firefox stole from Safari and IE (infobar anyone?). Every browser steals from the other, browsers haven't really inovated in years.

Comment by Doron at January 8, 2006 06:49 PM | Permalink

Hey, we should be proud...
Real quality products are always copied. Look at Coca Cola, Apple's iPod, Heinz Ketchup, etc...;
Everybody (tries to) copy it, few succeed in copying the character / spirit of the product however ! Let's focus on that and learn from the orthers' mistakes.

Comment by Stef at January 8, 2006 07:23 PM | Permalink

Stop whining, Mozilla ripped off tabs from Opera!

Comment by Asbjřrn Butfukson at January 8, 2006 07:23 PM | Permalink

"Stop whining, Mozilla ripped off tabs from Opera!"
Opera wasn't the first to have tabs, you know.

Comment by sumguy231 at January 8, 2006 08:32 PM | Permalink

Asbjřrn Butfukson,
scroll down to "tabbed history" on this page:

Comment by José Jeria at January 8, 2006 08:51 PM | Permalink

I sure hope Firefox implements security zones and parental controls like IE7.

Comment by Justin Timberlake at January 9, 2006 05:37 AM | Permalink

I'm glad to see that the popularity of Firefox has finally forced MS to update their browser. These are features that IE should have had over two years ago. I'm hoping that MS also follows suit with standards support like CSS2.

Re: Justin
Although Firefox does support zone-like security via CAPS, I agree that there needs to be a user-friendly interface to enable the average joe to use this feature. As for parental controls, that is something best kept separate from the browser; because your kid can just turn it off or even use a different browser.

Comment by RA at January 9, 2006 05:58 AM | Permalink

Well, there *is* at least one difference. Firefox eats all the memory, and pauses for seconds randomly if I use tabs, and it's getting wronger by new versions. Even the Firefox fans (like me) say this in Hungary, and it's not a nice recommendation for non-firefoxers. Have you heard the term "exfirefoxist"? :(

Comment by András Bártházi at January 9, 2006 10:15 AM | Permalink

Uhm, never had those problems...

Site icon Comment by Guido at January 9, 2006 06:45 PM | Permalink

Well some people have problems some don't.

For instance you don't have any problems while I have the same memory problem as András Bártházi.

My normal memory usage is 650-700MB here, combine that with high cpu usage when opening new windows or tabs (this happens after I've been surfing tech sites for a little while during my dinner)

As I've posted somewhere before it's not because you don't experience any problems that other people's problems aren't real ;).

Comment by SuperMichael at January 11, 2006 09:09 AM | Permalink

Use Opera, assholes, it's a slim and secure browser with small memory footprint and has more features than the bloated Firefox with 100+ extensions.

Comment by Asbjřrn Butfukson at January 15, 2006 09:41 AM | Permalink

No question. Firefox is indeed bloated! It's so bloated, it's slow performance is even noticeable in my 2GB ROM computer. My Firefox is dedicated to reading MovableType-powered blogs -- that's it!

Site icon Comment by McClane [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 19, 2006 06:40 AM | Permalink

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