I was inspired by Brad Feld’s post on Firefox to download and install the free open source Firefox browser.

Unlike Brad, I don’t think I’ll be making the switch just yet.

It could easily be my machine configuration (Win 2000, old computer, badly in need of a new laptop) or something else, but Firefox is flaky on my computer. It takes too long to load pages and sometimes times out before its able to load the page.

Internet Explorer, on the other hand, works great on my laptop.

And I’ve gotten used to the look and feel of the IE browser. Firefox feels a little clunky to me.

I understand the security benefits of using Firefox, but I’ve got spyware pretty much under control with Spysweeper and AdAware and its not a big enough reason to switch.

Now, there is one browser out there I do like better than IE. That’s Apple’s Safari browser. If they made a Windows version of that, I’d seriously consider switching to it.