NY Times: As Browsers Battle…

NY Times writer Farhad Manjoo wrote a brief review on the four main web browsers, and the re-started browser wars on today’s Circuits page.

He ranks Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 8, Apple’s Safari, Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox – in that order – from worst to first.  His viewpoint on Chrome is one I share, and which has lasting implications for the future of web browsing.

Chrome handles the big things – security, scalability, usability – very well.  The things it doesn’t handle at the moment – plugins and addons – have fixes in the works.  Quoting Manjoo: “Google has just outlined a way for coders to create such plug-ins. If programmers start pumping out add-ons, Chrome could be unbeatable.”