IMHO the best thing about the Open Source community is that it gives the user a CHOICE. To choose what he needs. The strength of this lies in the fact that if a user does like one particular program there always is another available that would fit his needs better.
However in the case of 'the browser' this has not been true. i guess all of us have been spending somthing like 1 to 2 yrs waiting for MOZILLA.....and there was NO choice.
I am not sure as to why this was so.When every other category(be it editors, WM's, desktop's, file managers) are being hotly contested, with at least 2-3 strong competitors ,each with its own strengths, the open source browser market has just sat there waiting for MOZILLA...and its yet to deliver on its promise.
I have no misgivings about MOZILLA...it IS a complex project with a whole lotta things to do and still hold faith that some day(soon) itll be a terrific project. BUt what i am dissappointed at is the lack of any other effort to provide a solution in the interim. Galeon is the only thing that is the glimmer of hope...but even that is very recent...in the meantime we left this whole window of opportunity to M$ to increase its share and its gonna be very hard to win it back...and to win the dektop we HAVE to win the browser war.