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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)."


#106 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: No

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Tuesday July 9th, 2002 10:20 AM

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IE and Outlook are both considerably more succeptible to virus, worm and exploit attacks than any alternatives. I think I've demonstrated that with strong data in the links I've posted in this thread. Get rid of Outlook and you get rid of some of the danger. Get rid of IE and you get rid of even more (I repeat, especially since many of the exploits in these other MS apps are actually a hole in IE). If you read the accounts posted here <http://www.mozillazine.or…=2329&message=103#103> you'll see that IE played a role in the spread of NIMDA. I'll try again to find some statistics but so far my searching has turned up little. What I can't find is a single warning about NIMDA from credible sources that doesn't mention the danger of being infected by webpages if you're using vulnerable versions of IE. I've consistently tried to provide statistics where available and other data <http://www.mozillazine.or…le=2329&message=45#45> from reliable sources and you continue to manufacture statistics and repeat (or at least imply via questions) these non-facts about how likely a user is to be impacted by the lack of security in his email and browser clients. When you show me some numbers that actually demonstrate that a user is more likely to get killed in a car wreck than to be exploited while web browsing then I'll return to that debate but repeating it over and over doesn't make it reality and the data I've provided at <http://www.mozillazine.or…le=2329&message=45#45> suggests that your guess is far from accurate.

--Asa