I just poped in for a while to see that news we have. I just posted a comment on Firefox here:viewtopic.php?f=59&t=12667
I must say I am using Konqueror a lot, many more times I use this browser than Firefox. I now only use Firefox because on http://news.sky.com/skynews/home
I cannot see the video contents.
To me Konqueror has some brilliant features other browsers do not have. One of the main is the quick vertical access bar to my computer places, system settings and web browsing. I can see all my main boomarks, so now I easily can switch from browsing my computer to the web. In my folders I can easily and quickly switch the modes how I display my files, mainly details or Image view. The next thing that helps me are the Tabs. Next I can configure my own buttons on the toolbar, so I can remove the ones I do not use and leave the ones I use most often, for example:
Back, Forward, Up, Home, Reload, Stop, Enlarge Font, Shrink Font, Detail View, Image View, Applications, etc.
I only have to click !!! to increase the font on the page I am looking at, this is the one thing that makes Firefox unusable, because in Firefox I have to click Cntrl+(+) (or go to the menu), so I have to use BOTH hands, where as in Konqueror I just click on the tool bar button.
Now that I have a new 22" screen you can imagine how comfortable I am?
The new broswers however, their stablility - that is becoming another story and what I see is that some people are creating new types of web content and those who develop web browsers are at a turning point. We all know it's almost impossible to create a good "all in one" browser, however, although it lacks saving passwords to my main pages, where I have to login and maybe the security is not as good as in Firefox, Konqueror is one of the browsers almost giving me what I need. It would be a sad day for me if this browser was suddenly gone.
I can understand we will come to a point, where some funtions will stop working in Konquerer, but the new browsers are a pain now and I don't feel like switching and installing them, simply because I am really tired of testing, installing, removing, testing again, installing, on and on again.
In the end - copying files, managing my computer, web browsing, security, all in one? It's a task hard to achieve at a reasonalble cost and quality.