Now that Firefox 4 has just been released and I, as a proper web-developer, has to have it installed and test everything with it. It once again looks clear to me who is the winner so far. But, first, let us meet the contestants!
The large, bulky but slightly sniffling hunk of man in the first corner. Rough, tough, big and still the most popular... Well, most used anyway. Ridden with diseases, imperfect even in the last incarnation. It makes me wonder who would install it manually.
The pretty, slightly questionable lad in the other corner. Or perhaps a girl, no one knows. But surprisingly fast and functional. Contains some neat features that help even the simplest person to use bookmarks.
The little nagging bully, able to hit a fly at 10 paces with his slingshot. The first versions perhaps reminded us of the lost Netscape contender a little too much, but nowadays, honestly, it just looks like a Chrome or IE9 copy with lacking features.
The sneaky wizz-kid hiding around and playing with mobile phones. While Opera is a lot older than most people would expect, it's still relatively unknown. Used on the Wii and on a lot of mobile devices, it's incredibly useful, but mostly for geeks.
The youngest kid of the bunch, but not to be underestimated. Fought himself to the third place in such a short amount of time and brought forth some of the best new ideas that other contestants have quickly copied.
The match doesn't look pretty, folks. What do you think will happen?
On a personal note: I prefer Chrome for various reasons (mostly speed). And it is also the one I would suggest for "inexperienced users". It's fast, safe and sound. And while it lacks the plugin support of Firefox, the community is rapidly filling that gap.