If imitation is the sincerest form of compliment, then the people associated with the Google Chrome browser should be pleased. The new Firefox 4 will have a distinctive feel about it. As Mike Beltzner, Mozilla’s Director of Firefox, outlined, speed will be one of the main goals of Firefox 4. One of the primary goals will be “making Firefox super-duper fast”.

The HTML video presentation can be found at the following link:

Firefox 4: fast, powerful, and empowering

With the alternatives in browsers being readily available, it should be no surprise that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) continues to lose market share. Once the unquestionable dominant browsers, IE now slides below 60 per cent of the user market. Now Microsoft finds itself trying to keep users and trying to compete.

Catherine Forsythe