Well, I've now been using IE 5.2 and Netscape 7.0 PR 1, both for Mac OS X.1.5, concurrently for about a month. Since Netscape bogged me down with their 4.x and 6.x versions for the last many years, I switched to IE and was extremely happy. However, since I began using Mac OS X, I've been unhappy with the way IE rendered some of the web pages I often frequented. Primarily, cnn.com - the fonts are fuzzy and load slowly. Additionally, IE shuts down seemingly arbitrarily. Additionally, for Home Theater Forum, when logging a thread, the visual basic buttons don't work cleanly - e.g., to get a quote function to work, you've got to jerry rig the operation. Really can be irritating. So, when Cnet.com came out with a glowing review of Netscape's latest version, I gave it a shot. I couldn't be happier. Oh, the fonts...cnn.com looks so clean, so sharp. Also, I can quote to my heart's desire without any extra, aggravating steps. Most importantly, while I've had Netscape up and running, I've also had IE running too. While IE has shut down on me, Netscape never has. The pages load more quickly in Netscape. And, for some of the sites, I get zero popups while using Netscape. In IE, when navigating the exact same sites, I get an avalanche of popups. I have no idea why Netscape seems to work better. Much better. All I can report is what I've experienced. And that is that Netscape performs distinguishably better overall. And I have not yet encountered any cons with Netscape yet. One last important difference - the respective mail clients. My IE browser is linked with Apple's new Mail program for OS X. I don't like it. It drags when I click on any mail that involves html...it takes forever to load up. Plus, I'm always getting one error message after another. Basically, I don't like it that there is no Outlook Express native to OS X and linked to IE. Apple's Mail just doesn't perform cleanly. On the other hand, Netscape's mail client has worked admirably. In the area of loading mail, it takes no time at all to load up html messages. Plus, I can load up usenet messages - I don't think this is possible with Mail.