Last night, I installed Firefox on my laptop.
I've heard good things about Firefox. More secure. Less buggy. Better navigation.
I've procrastinated for a couple of years because:
1) I was afraid it would be hard to install and bungee up my computer
2) The application I use for work only supports IE
3) I had no pressing reason to do so.
4) Change requires work and, given a choice, I am fundamentally lazy
Installation only took 4 minutes. And it worked perfectly right out of the box.
I don't remember the last time I've installed a program that worked perfectly the first time out.
Even more exciting - page loads are much faster. Damn near instantaneous and fewer of those pesky pop-ups.
And my favorite feature - if the system freezes, it can go back to whatever I had open at the time. This includes all tabs and browser windows.
And it's FREE!!!!! Thank you Open Source Developers!!!!!!!
Why didn't I do this sooner!!!!!!
The reason why I finally bit the bullet and did this - I want to try out Freebase - the application that is supposed to be the first major Web 3.0 app. Freebase only supports IE7 (that I can't upgrade because the application I use works only in IE 6) and Firefox.
I want to figure out what the buzz is about. The librarian in me is very curious about the potential for newer, smarter searching.
And, if I'm gonna throw stones, I might as well know what I am throwing at....
Meanwhile, the nice people at Freebase told me to wait until Beta before I can play in their sandbox. Ah, the joys of being a Z list blogger....
At least I have my new browser to play with....