I'm nursing a little cold/icky stuff that started with a sore throat last night. The slightly feverish part of it seems to be making a question stick in my mind. You see, at school, when it comes to Internet browsers, I've noticed that Firefox is more popular among users than IE. I've also noticed that Dr. Red and several students open up multiple tabs on their browsers.
My question is, why use tabs? What's the advantage? When is it better to use tabs, and when is it better to open a new window--or does it even make a difference at all?