My instructor just mentioned today that he could not access his college e-mail address with internet explorer anymore since he upgrade to vista (not sure if he's running IE6 or 7, or if 7 is automatic for vista). It may have been a somewhat localized problem (not something everyone has), but still an issue nonetheless where a required site didn't work with IE, but worked with FF. As far as I know, the college website (or e-mail management system) doesn't even specificly cater to browsers other than IE much (not that it's IE only or anything), although I can't say that for sure.
From where I'm standing FF isn't worth the trouble since the only benefit I can see is that I could say that I use FF. Big whoop.
No. There'd be no reason for anyone to change browsers if IE didn't suck and FF wasn't a god browser. IE has more security flaws, doesn't support web standards, isn't as easy to customize, can't customize as many things, there is a significantly smaller variety of add-ons in IE compared to FF, FF renders pages faster in general, and loads faster in general (I'm saying this from my experience on over 10 different computer systems, it is not something that should be treated as fact necessarily), FF updates more often, and has all sorts of useful features, and support for things like SVG. I probably missed some points too.
Also, I don't have anything against somone choosing Opera either, as it has similar functionality resulting in good performance, and a good browsing experience as well.
[edited by: Xapti at 4:53 am (utc) on Sep. 19, 2007]