cmpm was just sharing his experiences with both IE 7 and Firefox.
Based on his thoughts, feelings, and experiences with both, he came to some conclusions about both applications. They both have their good points and bad points.
He discovered that he has a use for both, but neither browser is perfect enough for him
to become the only
browser he uses for everything
I see nothing wrong with this.
He is happy with his decision to use both browsers for the things he feels they are best at.
I see nothing wrong with this either.
There were some suggestions offered about alternatives that might possibly make one or the other browser be the browser that does it all.
Nothing wrong with that either.
But cmpm decided he doesn't want to try some of the suggestion because he has some concerns about them.
There is nothing wrong with this either. It is his pc and he can avoid any software he chooses in order to keep his system safe. He can base his decision on a gut feeling...or even 'voodoo magic' if he chooses. If he decides he doesn't want to take the risk, that is his right. If it turns out he was correct, his system is safe. And even if he is wrong, his system is still safe.
He doesn't have to prove anything to anybody to have the right NOT
to install some application. Attacking him for exercising that right doesn't help anybody.
Personally, I have 5 browsers that I use for various purposes. Not 1 of them can be my browser that does everything. No matter what suggestions anyone makes, that isn't going to change.
Nothing I can add to Firefox is going to make it handle rss feeds exactly like AOLex. And nothing I could add to IE is going to make it as good at doing the things I use Firefox for. And nothing I could add to any of the other browsers is going to make it as good at organizing tabs into groups as opera is in true MDI mode. And nothing I could add to any of them is going to make them open as fast as AOLex. And nothing I could add to any of them is going to duplicate Crystalport's custom channels feature, exactly.
And sometimes even if the same functionality can be duplicated, it doesn't matter...because it doesn't look exactly the same. And maybe...just maybe...I like looking at it because I think it's pretty.
There is no one-size-fits-all in software. And this is a good thing. It means that there are many things to choose from and many more applications will come along in the future to play with.
So there is no sense fighting because someone doesn't want to use the same software as you. One should not have to defend their choice not to duplicate your system on theirs.
So let's stop the bickering and get back to doing what it is that we all enjoy, which for me right now happens to be baking some pumpkin bread.