Comparatively Speaking...

Monday July 1st, 2002

Linux Online recently compared the major Linux browsers, including the Mozilla-based trio of Mozilla 1.0, Netscape 6.2 and Galeon. Reviewer Michael J Jordan praises Mozilla's stability, tabbed browsing, rendering and customisation.

As mentioned by fondacio on our forums, the International Herald and Tribune took a look at Mozilla, Opera and NeoPlanet (note that the site doesn't seem to work in some builds of Mozilla). Reviewer Lee Dembart says that "Mozilla is impressive and has it all over Opera." He especially likes the ability to block pop-ups, tabbed browsing and pipelining.

UPDATE! tuxracer writes: "I've put up a browser comparison list, comparing various features that affect usability and W3C standards compliance. It compares Mozilla 1.0, Netcaptor 7.01, Internet Explorer 6.0 (Windows), and Internet Explorer 5.x (Mac)."

#104 Are you paying attention?

by SubtleRebel <>

Tuesday July 9th, 2002 4:23 AM

You are replying to this message

> "You are indeed very silly (perhaps another word would be better) > if you honestly believe that the fact that we have not produced > a list of sites that compromise your security" > > I guess I'm silly. ;) What has not been produced are cases > of widespread security issues involving web browsing.

NIMDA and Klez are both spread via web browsing with IE; you do not have to use Outlook in order to get infected. I have seen several cases where the infected user was using Lotus Notes for their email and IE for web browsing. How do you propose that these people were infected? (remember now, it is not possible to get infected via Lotus Notes.)

tuxracer provided you with several links to websites detailing various IE vulnerabilities; the majority of these involve IE only exploits and have nothing to do with email. You claim that you have little chance of encountering one of these exploits, but you have nothing to base that claim on. Would you even know it if you were exploited? How would you know? The average user most certainly would have no clue and would have no way to trace their problems back to a website.