Just an FYI for those of you that care about this type of thing – there are new versions of Internet Explorer (IE9) and Firefox (v. 4) available for download. Chrome was also updated recently as well, and is up to version 10.
In case you’re wondering, I use all three browsers on a daily basis, mostly IE and Chrome. Chrome is much better equipped at handling a large number of open tabs, but the new IE9 looks like they’ve closed the gap.
Amongst other improvements, IE9 now isolates individual tabs so a crashed website or tab won’t bring down the entire browser window. I have been frustrated by computer crashes due to an IE window freezing in the past, so this improvement is a very welcome one.
I installed Firefox as well, and somehow without my consent it changed my computer’s default browser settings so that it was the default web browser. This annoyed me something fierce as most programs usually ask permission first before doing something like that. It’s quite presumptuous for Firefox developers to just assume that this is what I wanted. Unless of course there was a prompt that I somehow missed, but I’m usually careful to spot even the most subtle checkbox.
Anyhow, I digress… following are links to all three new browser versions. I suggest that you try ’em out, that’s right, all three, and see which you like best.