TheYanks04 wrote:Why anyone uses a browser not named IE on the PC is beyond me.
Why anyone uses a MAC is also beyond me, but that is another issue.
You should try it. Firefox is much better all the way around. The tabs are a great organizing tool, favorites in nested folders right on the tab bar, auto-opening workspaces, a search feature that put IE to shame, and that is just to start.
I do use IE for some things, there's no getting away from it, but no one that actually wants to do things quickly and efficiently should be using IE. Maybe you dont need those features, and maybe you just dont know how, but I do.
I program and supervise the development of such things so all the glitz in the world is not going to make be switch from IE to FireFox. Tabs? Like Tabs over a straight windows interface is something to write home about.
It may be a bit of a generality as it certainly does not apply to all MAC users, but my experience with the avg MAC user is that he is a borderline computer illertate who can barely manage the basic computer skills and relies on the LCD approach of the MAC OS to bail him out from actually having to understand OS things like directory paths, configuration files, disk maintenance, etc.
MAC OS is infamous for its LCD GUI that hides the details. That has its good and it bad and there are plenty of PC based illiterates that are no better, but I find a lot of MAC users to be in that vein.
In fact, the director of the MAC Helpdesk at my company and I have an on-going war as I have refused to support anything but IE on my intranet applications. As I tell him, you want it, pony up a few hundered K for it and we will get those MAC users access and support. Otherwise use Firefox or IE for the MAC and support it yourself.