As if things weren’t bad enough for Firefox as it is, Google are about to release their own browser Google Chrome. Of course, Mozilla are not worried, but let’s face it, this is not going to help Firefox at all.
Developers will happily jump to the Google browser, because that is were the main action is going to happen in the next few years. And with IE 8 promising and delivering new features, suddenly FireFox looks old and tired just like it’s granddaddy Netscape.
Microsoft / IE stand to lose nothing from this at all (in the short term), and if there are any casualties it will be FireFox and not IE (for an opposing view).
When I originally started this, I was bitching about Firefox, having said that I’ld be very sad to see it go, so let’s hope it can somehow, against all odds manage to stand up to both Microsoft and Google.
When I put it like that, I suddenly realise what I liked about FireFox in the first place.