I’ve seen lengthy discussions on the web why we should go for firefox but I think it can be summarized in 3 points:
1. Firefox is faster
Firefox starts faster and it seems (to me) that pages load faster as well
2. There are loads (loads loads loads) of add-ons available for a variety of features
Firefox allows developers to create plugins that work with its browser. You have add-ons to manage download, to download all pdf on a page, to create shared bookmarks,…. – you’ll find what you want and if you don’t have it, code it.
3. The Looks
Loads of themes are available and you can even make firefox look like IE. Also I don’t know why IE has hidden the top toolbar: File Edit … Help. It’s just an HCI hell.
If you are still unconvinced; The others (that I like)
- It blocks popups efficiently
- It allows you to save passwords after you have entered the right one (this especially helps when you have 20 accounts and need 2 – 3 attempts to remember the correct one for a site )