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)."

#113 This is getting absurd

by SubtleRebel <>

Wednesday July 10th, 2002 12:42 AM

You are replying to this message

>Actually, you haven't. All you, and others, have done are site examples that >involved email in one form or another. Everything that has been cited is >first described by SARC as 'mass mailing worms' who have payloads of 'large >scale emailing'.

That is pure BULL.

In addition to NIMDA and Klez which are spread via web browsing (email involvement is NOT required), there have also been various examples of IE exploits that have absolutley nothing to do with email.

Either you have not been paying any attention to the posts and links provided, or you are intentionally ignoring them; in either case, the information has been repeated often enough.

>We all know the devastation of email worms such as Melissa and ILOVEYOU even >though they required the user to execute an attachment. Now imagine the >consequences of something that only requires a person to view the email.

IIRC, you are the only one who has ever mentioned Melissa or ILOVEYOU in this thread. Everyone else has been giving you examples of virii/worms/exploits that can be triggered by simply viewing a web page or alternately by simply viewing an email.

NIMDA and Klez are both widespread examples of the consequences of something that only requires a person to view and does not require the user to execute anything other than their Microsoft software.

If you continue to persist in your blind ignorance then so be it, but we have provided more than enough evidence to refute your claims in the eyes of any sane person.