Slashdot | Microsoft Says IE Faster Than Chrome and Firefox
Also, in case you missed it, IE loads mozilla.com faster than Firefox, and Firefox loads microsoft.com faster than IE, just for kicks.'”
The real point here is that there is competition again in the market place and the results are better performance and usability for all users.
This shows that the Microsoft monopoly is real and it does hurt the users – as in while there was no competition Microsoft only “innovated” with IE so that they could make the web work the way they wanted, now that they are losing share of the browser market they are actually starting to make a “working” browser.
Unfortunately there are still enough users out there with older MS browsers making life harder for web developers everywhere!