Well, not exactly like Part One of "Test Drive"... I've bought this puppy, said puppy bein' Firefox 4.0, which has all the features of IE9 and a VERY slightly different layout. Witness:
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FF 4.0 is off to the races...
After a slow start, Firefox 4 picked up its download pace considerably late yesterday and throughout the night: It scored about 7 million downloads in its first 24 hours after launch. By 9 am PST today, the download count blew past 8 million and there are no signs of a slowdown. Previews of Firefox 4.2 are already available.
And, appropriate for a racehorse, the browser is fast... much faster than 3.6.15. I like the new layout, too, which is much like IE9 in that it gives ya more content space (without having to figger out how to hide your menu bars). Muscle-memory is killing me, tho... I have to make two moves with the mouse to change tabs. A lil more familiarity with the new interface and this, too, shall pass.
We all have out favorite browsers... I've downloaded and dabbled with both Chrome and the latest incarnations of IE... but I always come back to Firefox. If you're one of those undecided but objective types when it comes to browsers, PC Mag has a good three-way comparison between FF, IE, and Chrome. Spoiler: PC Mag rates Chrome as the Editors' Choice.