Checkout the RocketBoom Video Blog with Amanda Congdon for December 2nd. It would appear she is at a university questioning people as they walk by if they prefer Internet Explorer or Firefox. From my own field tests I showed that Firefox was way ahead of Internet Explorer among my visitors, and growing at a very fast rate.
It is interesting that in the video everyone who gave a “why” for Firefox, gave a feature of Firefox, or an advantage, even if only a perceived advantage. Everyone who said Internet Explorer and gave a “why” their reasons were like “Because I don’t know any better”, “I never heard of Firefox”, “It came with my computer”, etc.
This reinforces my theory / argument that using Internet explorer is like buying a picture frame and leaving the filler picture in place. The only reason to do this is either you don’t know anyone who’s picture you can put in, you don’t realize the picture is removable, or you lack the ability to change the picture.