The influential Walt Mossberg has entered into the browser fray and declared a winner: Mozilla's Firefox:
My verdict is that Firefox 3.0 is the best Web browser out there right now, and that it tops the current versions of both IE and Safari in features, speed and security. It is easy to install and easy to use, even for a mainstream, non-technical user.
If you are a regular reader of the Journal, you know that Mossberg can be pretty tough on products. He's an Apple fan but tends to give Microsoft its due, as well. His choice of Firefox is impressive because he also tends to focus on the average consumer, i.e., someone that isn't likely to go out and download software, but rather will take whatever is given to them.
So the big question is how will John and the Mozilla crew get Firefox into more consumers' hands so that they can benefit from the best browser available?