IE and Firefox

I don’t have to say very much… I am in a similar position to Jeremy.

While I have nothing against Firefox and my use of it has been generally positive… I have no reason to switch. There is nothing that jumps out at me and says “you need this!” All of the things people have suggested, in my experience, that Firefox has “better” of, just don’t interest me. Will that change? Maybe. I mean, I just switched from WMP to Winamp… anything is always possible.

Really, the subject as a whole bothers me because it is so unimportant and stupid, yet people can get so nasty. A group of web developers (that make the rest of us look bad) feel it is perfectly acceptable to insult IE users or to put down IE in a really inflammatory way. Of course, it exists on the IE side, but in my opinion – not as much, with a lot of it being magnified because of the people on the other (Firefox) side, originally. I’d just like it all to stop. I’d like people to respect each other and their choices. Will it happen? Yeah, right. And I’ll find a bag of money outside my door tomorrow.

So, to that end, these Firefox and IE discussions are bordering on the insanity of political and religious discussions – are they the next topic to be banned from discussion at professional run Internet communities? Maybe not. But, it is an idea.

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

1 Comment


about 17 years ago

I love tabbed browsing.


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