An analysis done by Microsoft between Google Chrome 2.0, Firefox 3.0 and Internet Explorer 8 shows that IE8 wins in 7 out of 10 categories, while 3 are draw.
So let’s analyze the categories.
Security. No browser is 100% secure, even the Chrome sandbox that separates your browser from the operating system. Unless they count the fact that IE introduced anti-phishing before other browsers.
Privacy. Somehow agreed, InPrivate mode makes a difference.
Ease of Use. Just to begin, not even an IE veteran will find the reload and stop buttons as dumb being away from the back and forward buttons as possible, also no easy way to modify user interface.
Web Standards. IE8 is the first version that passes the Acid2 test but gets the lowest percentage of any browser in Acid3 test.
Developer tools. It just beats the awesomeness of Firebug, Dragonfly and Web Inspector combined. Right…
Reliability. You can trust that IE8 will rarely crash. However, if it does, the whole browser will crash, nothing compared to the tabs isolation of Chrome, something every browser should follow.
Customizability. I love IE add-ons such as adware, spyware and malware they just make my browsing experience so much better.
Compatibility. Many websites were developed “IE only, need I say more?
Manageability. Not much to argue here.
Performance. All browsers performance is somehow pretty much identical, Microsoft says.
Via Genbeta.com [Spanish]