How right you are dak, I particularly like the last line of your post
The nature of open source stuff like Firefox is that anyone can access the code, anyone can submit addons for it, and there are millions of geeks worldwide competing with each other to come up with the perfect addon Smiley Internet Explorer, Apple Safari or anyone else will never compete with this adaptability!
The day's of having limited choices of not only your operating system but also of what type of programs you could use are long gone. Gone are the day's of shelling out your hard earned money for what should have been included in the operating system at no extra cost.The Windows operating system has been steadily loosing ground during the past few years. Windows rush to catch up and failure can clearly be seen in the number of issueswith Windows XP and now Vista.For those of you that are not aware Windows Vista will have the shortest life of all the Windows operating systems with the release in November 2009 of Windows 7There of course have been reports that Windows 7 is an upgrade to Vista and will be released according to the stability of the current