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)."

#141 Missed the point again

by SubtleRebel <>

Friday July 12th, 2002 10:56 PM

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"Thank you, Subtle Rebel, for re-outlining, yet again, something that Asa said. ...[irrelevant stuff deleted] .... The probability of contracting a virus/worm via a web page has everything to do with what I am saying. ...[a whole lot more irrelevant stuff deleted] ... is that web browsing security is exactly the point. "

Regardless of how many times it is presented, you have missed the point that Asa asked you to respond to.

Regardless of what you are saying about contracting a virus/worm via a web page, those comments do not respond to the point that Asa made. Asa's point was that email infections are a result of IE flaws. and that telling someone that they do not need to worry about patching holes in IE security is very bad advice.

Whether or not you personally use Outlook is irrelevant to the discussion because it is not just about your personal chances of getting killed in a car wreck. We are talking about statistics regarding everyone who uses IE.