In my attempt to become a more consistent blogger, I have come up with this tidbit by simply browsing Slashdot and stealing one of their links.
It is an interesting link, however. Netscape outsourced their browser to Mercurial Communications, who used Mozilla’s Firefox browser as its base. The big feature they added was the ability to load a page with an embedded Internet Explorer web browser component. Woohoo.
I keep wondering how long Microsoft is going to continue to sit on their hands over this. You would think that they would want to roll a new browser out the door in a hurry (admittedly, I haven’t gone digging to see what they’re up to, but the last few articles I read just sort of said that they weren’t too worried about Firefox, etc.).
I spent part of my morning cleaning up some spyware crap off of my wife’s machine and installing Firefox as her default browser. This also got me wondering how long it will be before the script kiddies start finding and targeting Firefox flaws instead of Internet Explorer flaws. Sure, Firefox claims to be secure, but if it gains market share, then it will become the new target. It will be interesting to watch.