Among New Browsers, Firefox Bests Safari and IE

Safari isn't good enough vs. spyware and IE is still in development
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2008 6:17 PM CDT
Apple CEO Steve Jobs talks about the Apple Safari for Windows, right logo, and Safari for Mac, left logo.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Mozilla, Apple, and Microsoft are in the final stages of developing new versions of their Web browsers, and Firefox 3 is the winner over spyware-susceptible Safari 3.1 and work-in-progress IE 8. The new Mozilla product has outstanding memory management and speed, boasts great groundbreaking bookmark features, and is impressively secure, Erik Larkin writes in PC World.

The new Safari has Apple’s “signature focus on clean design and smooth usability”—great animations and RSS feeds capabilities—but it’s too vulnerable to phishing and malware. IE is in beta and shouldn’t be judged too harshly: It has a couple of great widget features and has taken commendable security leaps, but also too many bugs.