Small things which matter
are out with their latest versions. While I find both of them very similar in terms of functionality at this point of time, one feature I really miss in IE is the quick find which opens as a small bar at the bottom of the page in FF. Wonder why the IE devs haven’t integrated it!
Small things which make open source agile. IE 7.0 uses Ctrl+E as the keyboard shortcut for its quick search text box. FF 2.0 has now integrated it as a keyboard shortcut, and as a result I can use the same keyboard shortcut in both browsers — IE needs to be as agile! At the same time, I should mention that IE seems to be more stable, my FF 2.0 has already crashed thrice today.
In terms of memory performance, both browsers seem to get bloated very fast, affecting the overall responsiveness of the box especially while running Ajax apps. I hope somebody does a good job of memory management, and soon.