PC World has released their "The 100 Best Products of the Year" and "The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time" lists. Here is where Firefox and Internet Explorer come in.
Firefox made it on the 100 Best Products of the Year
12. Mozilla Firefox 1.5
Web Browser (free) The 2005 product of the year continues to improve, with a better set of features and stronger security than Microsoft's Internet Explorer offers. News Report
Internet Explorer 6 made it on the 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time
8. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (2001)
Full of features, easy to use, and a virtual engraved invitation to hackers and other digital delinquents, Internet Explorer 6.x might be the least secure software on the planet. How insecure? In June 2004, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) took the unusual step of urging PC users to use a browser any browser other than IE. Their reason: IE users who visited the wrong Web site could end up infected with the Scob or Download.Ject keylogger, which could be used to steal their passwords and other personal information. Microsoft patched that hole, and the next one, and the one after that, and so on.
Here's hoping that Internet Explorer 7 springs fewer leaks than its predecessor.
Also on the Best Products list you will find the following:
At #28 - Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 E-Mail Application
At #48 - Opera 9 (Beta) Browser