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)."

#129 Re: Re: Re: No

by kristen

Thursday July 11th, 2002 11:28 AM

You are replying to this message

"You are misrepresenting what I said. "

Not in the least.

"all that I can say for sure is that the 24% were not from email."

That is exactly correct, no arguments there at all. All you can can say is that 24% were not from email. The operative word here being 'you'. I gave you, for arguments sake, the benefit that all 24% were from web browsing in your experience. I was being nice. ;) The point being that you can in no way, shape, or form extrapolate what 'you' encountered across that of hundreds of millions.

"Even if someone could simply calculate the total number of web pages served, it has no bearing on the discussion."

It has everything do do with the discussion. It has to do with the probabily of a person acquiring a virus/worm via web browsing with IE. You, like several others here I am sure, like to believe it is a simple cut and dry matter, when in fact it is not. It is far from it.

What's kind of interesting is last night I was rummaging around through older topics here and in the mozillazine forum reading topics, posts, replies, etc. All in kind of an effort to get a better handle on what the different people here are like, their 'fundamental views' so to speak, or perhaps you could even call it their MO's, especially of the ones participating in this thread.

One thing that I found kind of interesting is in regards to Asa Dotzler. A member who, from what I can tell, has been around for at least a year, probably more, and seems to be well liked, intelligent, rational, and, of course, a mozilla advocate. What I have noticed is that Asa doesn't appear to me to be a 'loose lips' kind of a person when it comes to forums. I have been hard pressed to find a topic/forum thread where he has posted even four comments/replies, and as far as real trolls go, they have very little chance of getting a single reply. Back to the interesting thing, in a period spanning several days, Asa Dotzler has posted at least 20 comments to me that total well over 5,000 words. Quite astonishing for such a cut and dry issue, wouldn't you say? (Sorry, but that was another rhetorical question). ;)

All I can say to you really is that if it hasn't dawned on you yet why I or any other experienced IE user hasn't stopped using IE because of the likes of NIMDA and W32.Klez at least you have a few clues. I understand that the sheer simplicity of it all must be a total shocker for you, but take comfort in knowing that you are not alone and that there are others here who are with you. Often, in small circles, people can go on ranting and raving about something so much that it gets blown out of perspective to the point that they have lost grasp of what they are talking about. ;)