I’m a Firefox user 99.5% of the time. I also use Opera Mobile 0.3% of my web browsing time (on my mobile phone), and Internet Explorer is used for stupid sites which insist I use it (like the LHDN’s e-filing web site), which thankfully only takes 0.2% of my web browsing time.
However, although I’m not a Microsoft fan in any sense of the word, I’m quite pleased with IE7 in general. It has definitely improved on its predecessors weaknesses. The sad thing was it took way too long and those who have been hoping for a better IE had jumped ship by the time it was released.
Therefore, I’m pleased to find out that Microsoft has plans to implement interesting features in IE8. Why am I happy? Well, basically I’m just happy that the web browser is getting more attention from the biggest software company in the world. More importantly, it can definitely encourage competition in this field.
In the end, users of web browsers will benefit the most from advances in this field. We get better web experience and nicer toys to experiment with. And this is good enough for me 🙂