Salon on Mozilla

Tuesday March 12th, 2002

A number of people have submitted this article, and while it's not really news, it's just another example of how Mozilla is starting to win people over. This is also beneficial to the evangelism efforts going on.

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by theuiguy

Thursday March 14th, 2002 9:42 AM

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> You are such a small mind ... you must have had trouble finding two flossy threads of neuron to rub together ... you're such a mindless windbag, that some wispy piece of fluff that had entered your brainpan through one of your many gaping orifices must have been mistaken for a dangerous entity of free thought or will by your malignant immune system, and it in turn let forth the few words that must have been inscribed on the inside of your skull since birth just for such an emergency... you pathetic hayseed.

What a charming example of Mozilla advocacy-responding to criticism with personal attacks and a lack of fact to support it. Having a bad day?

For most end users, IE is much more usable and Mozilla is just getting there. Examples where IE wins: Customizable toolbars, rearranging toolbars, bookmark toolbars that don't lose items off the end when resized smaller, reasonably long address (URL) bar, fast startup and general browsing performance, visited links that get marked as visited, text boxes that behave like they should, minimize that works.

Mozilla *does* have catching up to do. Saying that it's rewritten from scratch or that it's been only in progress for X years (less than IE) is an excuse. It makes no difference to end users.

Mozilla's making slow but continual progress. Print preview and full screen are pretty nice now (catching up with IE). Mozilla certainly has better annoyance blocking features and may be more secure. Hopefully Mozilla will keep getting better and better and one day surpass IE in every way.