MSDN Opens Up to Firefox, Opera
MSDN announced last week that it had tweaked its subscriber download site in order to make it compatible with both Firefox and Opera. There are some issues, such as extra work needed in installing the File Transfer Manager, however developers are working on a new version of the FTM that should correct final problems.
Initially, MSDN developers were hesitant to support non-IE browsers because only 0.5 percent of all site traffic came from these alternative browsers. However, Microsoft tightened the requirement from all alternative browsers to just Firefox and Opera in order to ease the development process.