Microsoft recently launched a browser comparison of IE8 vs. what they believe are their next two biggest rivals. Here is my take on it as someone who deals with this on a daily basis:
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Internet Explorer 8 NEEDS more malware and security protection because it's inherantly insecure, unlike the other two.
Similar situation to above. Chrome looses purely because of it's integration with google tracking.
Ease of Use
No browser is easier to use than Chrome here. Most people simply view "Google" as their browser anyway.
Firefox wins here by a LOT. They are the first with an extensive, usable and powerful extension architecture.
IE7 was one of the slowest browsers on the market, IE8 is a huge step up. Firefox also was a dog in version 2 and they did a lot in 3 and even more now in 3.5. However Chrome does take the cake here. I've switched to it as my primary browser as it is noticably faster, especially with multiple tabs open.
|TOTAL:||3||6||5||Looks like Firefox Still wins. In the end it's all of us who win as these browser continue to compete for our web space.|
Manageability: I think they're talking about the resource kits where you can deploy customized, pre-configured and even locked-in versions of IE where you can't change the configs, home page, etc.
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