Internet Explorer doesn’t exactly have it all over Firefox, or even Chrome, when it comes to a robust collection of add-ons that add great features. Still, they exist, and, well, they cause crashes. Most crashes, in fact, according to a Microsoft whitepaper (direct DOC link).
Firefox 3.6 Beta 1, like every other browser, makes a claim to being “faster”. We took Firefox and all the other latest browsers, put them on Windows 7, and ran them through our human-measured speed tests to vet the bragging.
Not using Internet Explorer as your main browser but still need a copy of IE8 for occasional testing? A change to the browser makes it slightly less likely to railroad your existing browser preferences.