I decided to download FireFox (the new 1.5 version) last week to try and combat my complains about how Flash is too pervasive. So far I am pretty impressed. Not every site that I use works well with Firefox, but the majority of my “browsing” with FireFox works flawlessly. Usually FireFox falls down when IE features are used (e.g. SharePoint or FreeTextBox related sites). I have found the following plugins to FireFox not only useful but required:
I also use the Google Toolbar, but I do in IE too so I didn’t list it. Overall I think FireFox is a compelling browser, though if Flashblock existed in IE I would have never switched. I don’t find it any faster or better since I care about the end-user experience, and not standards compliance or anything like that.
As I do web development, I still use IE as my main browser to debug with since that is what most of my clients still have.
What do you think?