IE8 does not work with major web sites, is difficult to code for and organizations question Microsoft's commitment to features.
Firefox is easier to use:Yet, by Microsoft's own tacit admission the outreach is not working.
Those who should be adopting IE are not listening to Microsoft's outreach. Major organizations like the BBC, CNN and Facebook are not supporting IE 8, while anecdotal evidence suggests those sites that purportedly do work with IE 8 - sites such as Yahoo Mail - hit hidden problems in viewing of pages or when it comes to printing.
And some question Microsoft's commitment to new features:One Microsoft partner who wished to remain anonymous told us IE 8 has too many surfaces compared to Firefox, making it harder to use and navigate.
Building add-ons for IE is difficult compared to Firefox.It wouldn't be the first time Microsoft's pulled features after an initial big play or tinkered with a roadmap to kill a feature that people had committed to.
Microsoft, meanwhile, has admitted it's harder building add-ons for IE than Firefox - and that's according to an IE evangelist