The browser renaissance: Fun times with Mozilla's F1, RockMelt, advances galore

The advances in browser technology just keep coming. Whether you're an Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox fan the hits just keep coming. Meanwhile, browsers like RockMelt are advancing the ball too.

This browser renaissance period is something I can really get used to.

The advances in browser technology just keep coming. Whether you're an Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox fan the hits just keep coming. Meanwhile, open source projects like Chromium mean that browsers like RockMelt, a social twist on Web surfing can emerge.

To wit:

Add it up and you wonder if that browser-as-OS vision---first uttered back in the late 1990s---is finally about to happen. Browsers are increasingly becoming more dynamic windows to the Web and given cloud computing and software-as-a-service they are your most valuable application.