Ask the Readers: Browser Wars – Which One will be Victorious in 2011?

By Akemi Iwaya on February 9th, 2011

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With each passing week it seems like the browser wars are becoming more fierce as all of the participants add new features and release versions more often. This week we would like to know which browser or browsers you think will be victorious in 2011.

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During the past year all of the major browsers have gone through some major changes in order to stay relevant and capture market share. Some good examples are:

  • Google Chrome’s continued work on increasing browser speed, adding features, and stepping up the release rate for new versions
  • Internet Explorer’s embracing of web standards, increased speed, and major UI enhancements
  • Mozilla Firefox’s UI overhaul, increased speed, addition of new features, and plans to increase the release rate for new versions
  • Opera’s new JavaScript engine, UI changes, and the addition of extension support for the first time ever
  • Safari’s addition of new features and extensions

With so much change going on it can be hard to keep up with it all at times. But every improvement makes browsing better for all of us and serves as inspiration for new ideas and features for future releases. And if one browser is going through a rough spot on their development at the moment you definitely have options to choose from until things get better. 2011 looks to be an exciting year on the browser front!

This week we would like to know which browser or browsers you think will be victorious in 2011. Do you think your chosen browser(s) will prevail based on new (or enhancement of current) features? Maybe speed will be the deciding factor for your selection(s). Perhaps usability and stability will be the most important factors for you. Let us know your thoughts and predictions in the comments!

Note: On this week’s poll you can make up to two selections when voting.

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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 02/9/11
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