From Monday's New York Times is a preview of the impending browser war involving new versions of Mozilla's Firefox, Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Apple's Safari (in no particular order).
What appears at stake are behavioural understandings of users that can be parlayed into more computer ease (less bookmarking) and commercial opportunities. The Times piece doesn't test the new browsers, but it indicates Firefox 3.0 is going to be twice as fast and much less of a memory beast. The new IE will permit snippets of a site --- sports scores, for instance --- to be placed in the margin of the browser for updating when the site isn't live. Safari, meanwhile, is encroaching on the PC market.