The Mozilla 1.0 Media Circus
Friday June 7th, 2002
The release of Mozilla 1.0 was reported by most tech news sites including BetaNews, CNET News.com, evolt.org, eWEEK, ExtremeTech, Geek.com Geek News, IDG.net, internetnews.com, Internet Week, LinuxMAX, Linux Today, MacSlash, MozillaNews, NeoWin.net, Slashdot, The Register, vnunet.com, WinInfo and ZDNet News. More mainstream news sites are also taking notice. BBC News has an article and smh.com.au (the online edition of The Sydney Morning Herald) reported on Mozilla a few days ago.
Taking a slightly different approach, PC Magazine marks the release with an interview with Mitchell Baker while ITBusiness.ca talks with Mike Shaver. Meanwhile, kuro5hin has an opinion piece about the release.
Mozilla 1.0 scored 7 out of 10 in CNET's review, which describes Mozilla as "the best free alternative to Microsoft IE." Meanwhile, eWEEK's analysis notes that "Mozilla makes it possible for any developer or company to customize the browser to be whatever they need it to be." NewsForge also discusses Mozilla's customizability. In addition, there's a Slashdot piece on the Mozilla 1.0 reviews.
On a related note, CNET has a video that recaps the browser wars and asks if Netscape 7.0 will revive the battle.
Thanks to everyone who sent us links to news and reviews.
#27 what streaming video?
Tuesday June 11th, 2002 12:43 PM
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Don't feel all along. I can't get either Windows Media Player or Real Player to work with Mozilla. As for the CNET video. Not a chance. It tried to run Media Player, which promptly crashed Mozilla 1.0!
As for the help button in Mozilla. WHAT A JOKE! It directs you to the Netscape Plug-In web site. The lamest site I've seen yet.
Streaming video? Just say YES to IE.