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)."

#130 Re: Re: Re: Re: No

by asa <>

Thursday July 11th, 2002 5:45 PM

You are replying to this message

"I have been hard pressed to find a topic/forum thread where he has posted even four comments/replies"

It doesn't usually take more than a few posts :)

You still haven't responded to this:

you praised IE and the coming IE 7 for it's feature set.

then arielb said: "is better security also coming soon in IE7? It sure is annoying having to download security updates all the time (especially since Windows update still doesn't support pause/resume)"

then you said: "I'm sure it will be even better.Then don't. What the 'IE security bashers' don't tell you is that the probability of your computer being compromised because of an 'IE security hole' is less than you getting killed (several times over) in a car wreck. Lot's of false info out there on the wild wild web (www)."

_Every_ NIMDA exploit of a user's PC was the result of _an_ _IE_ _security_ _hole_. 86,000 eploits in a singe day, _all_ the result of an IE security hole. Even the exploits came via email were still an attacker taking advantage of an IE security hole, not an Outlook security hole. The latest MS security fix for WMP is also a fix for the IE cache. Most of MS's security problems for networked PC users are IE exploits. You went on to change your language to something more along the lines of "being compromised while surfing the web" and I'm OK with the change in direction (and have done what I can to point out the literature that claims there are serious risks to web surfers) but it would be nice to hear you admit that your original statement to arielb, as quoted above, was very probably incorrect. That is, unless you want to tell me that 86,000 infections in a single day out of the 400 million web surfers worldwide is a lower frequency than the 110 or so people killed in car wrecks in a single day of the 170 million registered drivers in the US (I couldn't find worldwide registered drivers stats but I think it's safe to say there are probably another hundred million or two outside of the US).