Test Drive a Better Browser

While I hardly call the source that independent (my opinion), this article does have some fair points in regard to IE alternatives. Check it out…

Let’s face it—Internet Explorer 6.0 is getting pretty long in the tooth. It has been out since August 2002 and IE’s security holes, some of which have taken Microsoft considerable time and effort to patch, make news with distressing regularity.

Originally, Microsoft hadn’t planned to release a new browser until it shipped Longhorn (now called Vista) sometime in 2006. It claimed that—among other things—IE was a core component of the operating system, which made it impractical to release a standalone version. [Read the rest]