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5 Features Internet Explorer Will Likely Crib from Firefox 3.5

PC World writes:
Mozilla's Firefox 3.5 browser launched today not only besting Internet Explorer 8 when it comes to features, in my opinion, but also when it comes to speed. As I'll predict here, for its next Internet Explorer launch Microsoft will crib innovative Firefox 3.5 features and skimp on giving credit. After all, haven't we seen Microsoft do this before? Remember where you spotted browser tabs the first time?

If the so-called browser war is anything, it's a game of one-upmanship of features. All parties are guilty of this to some degree. Here are five features I predict Microsoft will lift from Firefox 3.5.

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sunil3280d ago

"As I'll predict here, for its next Internet Explorer launch Microsoft will crib innovative Firefox 3.5 features and skimp on giving credit. After all, haven't we seen Microsoft do this before?"

Blaming Microsoft of copying without giving credit !! how date they :) just kidding

Personally I dont see anything wrong copying features if they are worth it...

"Forget this site"... hmm... interesting

IdleLeeSiuLung3280d ago

Kind of stupid, as any company ever given credit for a feature another company created in software? Unless it is a patent, I have never seen it.

Basically complaining about a company copy features is even more stupid. Would you prefer that MS never implement these features? Should there be no other company that implements a feature as long as it already exist on a different platform?

I personally have never seen anything wrong with MS copying features as long as it is within the legal ramification. Complaining about it is just sheer stupidity and failure to recognize how competition benefits everyone.

FamilyGuy3280d ago

They say IE will steal these features from FF3.5 but most of the new features mentioned aren't new at all and weren't started with FF. One was an improvement on an existing feature, one was stolen from other browsers, one was not really a feature and only two one them were home grown.

kissmeimgreek3280d ago

forget this site is just a smaller version of private browsing so its not that big of a deal. i peronally know id never use it. id simply turn on private browsing and then go look at what i want,turn itoff, then resume doing what i was doig. but i guess this dosnt really apply to me as ive found safari to be the simplist and fastest browser IMO. fiefox always felt kinda cheap to me and nt hthat fast IMO.

dogmeat eater3280d ago

I feel sorry for people who never discovered firefox yet.

TheColbertinator3280d ago

I prefer Firefox over IE easily

yorkie3280d ago

I find Firefox 3.5 to be the fastest web browser, Chrome runs it second and Safari beats out IE 8. But more important Firefox just seems to be the most complete browser for me.