jamie wrote:IE all the way
- best windows integration
- no extra resources ( already starts on boot)
- will render the most complicated of pages
- looks the nicest
- starts the fastest
- most widest used!
Nothing that isn't done by Microsoft can really be integrated into Windows.
It's only widely used because it is part of Windows - most user do not even know what a browser is. I remember the days when people payed for Netscape and everyone on the web knew what a browser was (1993/4), a 28k modem was very fast then too.
If users have never tried other browsers and say IE is the best they should try them - some may like Opera, Firefox or Mozilla, others may go back to IE. Some criticize other browser without even trying them though.
I actually find Firefox much faster than IE (once loaded) - even faster if you get an optimized build. Firefox 0.9 should be at least 3% faster than Firefox 0.8.