On March 12, 2010, I asked a very simple and straightforward poll question: Given a fresh choice, which Web browser would you choose? Now, we all probably assumed which Web browser would be the clear winner, but I for one was a bit surprised by how the percentages came out. Apparently, the IT professional membership of TechRepublic have been exploring alternative Web browsers and are not nearly unanimous in their choices.
At home I have been using Internet Explorer 8 because I think it uses less resources and moves quicker than Firefox. At the office, it is almost entirely Firefox since it is most compatible with our Web publishing tools. But the poll results and the comments found in the discussion thread have gotten me interested in Chrome and Opera. There are so many good Web browser choices these days. Have you been exploring new browsers lately?
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.