K, since I started this debate... and cast the first vote, might as well put in my 'pinion.. oh and my vote was not a vote of preference, just an expression of what I am stuck with.
I used to use Netscape - 4.74 was the ultimate at the time and I loved it. IE sucked big time and was as useable as a nut cracker to remove a stuck bolt.
I really disliked IE with a passion. However, AOL bought up Netscape and took a really top flight product and made it into a piece of garbage. I will check out Netscape 8.0 though. I just hope it isn't another one of them products that wants to "take over my puter'
. Judgement will wait until I actually try it.
IE became my browser mostly out of ignorance on other available browesers and lack of the necessary time to investigate the. Too many computers to keep running in the house... school and better half take priority over research..
IE is my browser not because of preference, but more by default.
I have seen so many problems with the browser and inter-platform compliance issues, that I would welcome a truly independant browser that gave me all the function I need without any of the detrimental effects that seem to apply when one tries to use something "not quite Microsoft..."