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)."

#150 Re: Re: Re: Re: Regardless, 86,000 in one day > 42

by asa <>

Saturday July 13th, 2002 12:10 PM

You are replying to this message

"I assert that arielb could install the original Windows98 with an entirely unpatched IE4 and browse to his/hers hearts content without being 'compromised' in the least' "

But arielb would be compromised. There are any number of ways that arielb would be compromised including NIMDA. That you don't understand this is getting tiresome. Arielb could be compromised by the simple act of browsing the web, by using Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Media Player. All of these potential exploits are the fault of security flaws in IE.

Your first quote following the one I posted was the beginning of your shifting your argument to something a little less doomed. I'm still curious if you stand by the statement you made which started this entire thread. You started this thread with an assertion which is patently false and you're running away from it. I'm OK with you abandoning that silly assertion and moving back to other threads. A simple "I was wrong in my original assertion but the rest of what I said I still stand by" will do.

In case you want to read it again while you ponder your answer: "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."