“A Microsoft executive late Thursday used the furor over Mozilla’s decision to curtail support for Firefox 4 to plead the case for Internet Explorer in the enterprise. ‘I think I speak for everyone on the IE team when I say we’d like the opportunity to win back your business,’ Ari Bixhorn, director of IE at Microsoft, said in a post on his personal blog. ‘We’ve got a great solution for corporate customers with both IE8 and IE9, and believe we could help you address the challenges you’re currently facing.’ Bixhorn addressed his open letter to the manager of workplace and mobility in the office of IBM’s CIO, John Walicki, who, along with others, had voiced their displeasure with Mozilla’s decision to retire Firefox 4 from security support. In a comment appended to a blog maintained by Michael Kaply, a consultant who specializes in customizing Firefox, Walicki called Mozilla’s decision to end security support for Firefox 4 a ‘kick in the stomach.'”
Firefox 4 may be old news now, but Firefox 5 is the new browser to be running nowadays, I am using it right now to type this post and it is very secure and reliable compared to IE 9.0, which has many security issues to deal with. I use Firefox and Chrome exclusively these days, I would never use a Microsoft browser for anything, I have tried IE 8.0 and it is not too bad, but does not fully support CSS as well as Firefox. Of course Microsoft want corporate customers to use IE instead of Firefox and Chrome, but those two browsers are much safer to use for online banking & shopping, keeping your details safe from malicious code. So upgrade to Firefox 5.0 and never look back.