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)."

#49 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Got that right!

by kristen

Saturday July 6th, 2002 7:45 PM

You are replying to this message

"By default showing the extension is turned off making it more likely someone will click on it."

I don't think so. I'll tell you what makes it likely that a user will execute an attachment: My dad receiving an email from me with an attachment named "iloveyou.exe" that reads: I love you. ;)

"A Regular user is incapable of running a file that will damage the entire system"

No kidding. Is this your response to: "Especially if the user in question has administrator level rights such as in WinNT/2K/XP, Linux, etc." Because whatever point you're trying to make seems kind of futile.

"As for your list strawman"

Ok. I'll add that to the list of troll, juvenile, irresponsible, yaddah, yaddah, yaddah. Now I am a strawman. ;)

"The absense of a list dosen't mean there are no malicious sites or no burglers in your area"

Here's a novel concept: The absence of a list certainly doesn't mean there is either. In your evangelizing of a product, browsing security is repeatedly, in untold degrees, brought up. I'm simply saying can you show me what you mean? Can you provide me with, at least, a few sites that exploit these obscure security holes reported by microsoft, gray magic, or whoever else?

Like I said to arielb, the chances that he/she comes across a web page that violates his/her security is less than getting killed in a car wreck several times over. This may come as a blow to some but oh well. ;)