So the Internet Explorer team sent a cake to the Mozilla team congratulating them on their release of Firefox 2 which launched about a week after Microsoft launched IE 7.
Humorous. Surprised it didn’t say ‘Ha, Ha We beat you!’
Oh well, we all know which is the better browser.
I’ve been using both since their launch dates. What’s the differentiation factor? Plugins, Plugins, Plugins. Firefox has an active developer community that serves to enhance their product with value-added plugins such as the Gmail Notifier and Web Developer Toolbar, etc, etc, etc.
Microsoft refuses to embrace community development for value added projects. C’mon you can play like your open source can’t you? I don’t want your source code … I want to be able to build an application to run on my XBOX 360 or Zune.
Sure, IE 7 has the integrated feed aggregator which is much better than Firefox’s RSS Live Bookmark implementation. But I’m willing to bet the FF team realizes that the future of syndication will be a web service and not through a desktop application. That’s pretty obvious to me and the reason I believe IE 7 will NOT take RSS mainstream.
Thanks to Jeremy for pointing this out.