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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)."


#42 Re: tuxracer's comparison

by tuxracer

Saturday July 6th, 2002 10:11 AM

You are replying to this message

"How is that I wonder? In OE I can have scripting and attachments completely disabled."

Makes no difference:

<http://www.malware.com/lookout.html> 'Silent delivery and installation of an executable on a target computer. No client input other than opening an email or newsgroup post or web site.' No attachments need to be opened, you simply need to read the e-mail or visit the website.

<http://sec.greymagic.com/adv/gm002-ie/> 'Automatically opening IE + Executing attachments'

And if you've installed OfficeXP you're vulnerable to <http://sec.greymagic.com/adv/gm005-ie/> 'Running script even with Scripting Disabled'

All the exploits mentioned above have no patch.