I was reading James Kendrick’s list of Tablet PC applications and saw that he said Firefox who? and that got me asking myself why do I use Firefox anymore when IE has tabbed browsing as well. Well, then I decided to give IE a fair shake and launched it this morning. I then noticed on my home page (Google search) that there was an option for Personalized Home. I clicked this and saw that you can customize a page with RSS feeds, news feeds, weather, bookmarks, etc. and set that as your homepage. You can even drag and drop to rearrange the layout. I took a couple minutes and setup a new Google Personalized Home page and LOVE it.
Microsoft has something similar with their Start.com page, but I tried that before and it didn’t seem to work as slick or update my feeds fast enough. So for now I am going to try IE with my Google Personalized page and see how that goes when surfing from my Tablet PC.
UPDATE: OK, so after Marc posted a comment I went and tried Start.com again and have to say doing a side-by-side comparison I personally like Start.com MUCH better. You can click on your RSS feeds and then see more of the entry where Google take you directly to the full website if you click the headline. Start.com also supports importing OPML, which saved considerable time in setting up my page. They also allow slick drag and drop reformatting of your page and now Start.com is my new homepage in IE. Start.com doesn’t seem to work that well in Firefox and maybe that is why I was frustrated with it before when I tried it. So I guess I’ll go with Start.com in IE and Google Home in Firefox like Marc does.