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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)."


#50 Re: tuxracer's comparison

by tuxracer

Saturday July 6th, 2002 7:47 PM

You are replying to this message

"They do. OE6 is set by default to run in the restricted zone. The restricted zone is set by default to disabled scripting and disabled activex."

Uhm, actually no. It makes no difference at all, if you actually look at the <http://www.malware.com/lookout.html> you will see:

"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. This can be accomplished with the default installation of...Outlook Express 6.0 and probably Outlook and Outlook 2002 and whatever other Outlook's there are. Default settings for Outlook Express and Outlook: restricted zone."

"In the case of Outlook Express default settings and Outlook default settings, where no scripting and no activex is allowed. We can achieve similar results substituting our method of file transference in the above, with a less than robust method. Simply put..."

No activex is required. No scripting is required. Works in Restricted zone.

Like I said, makes no difference at all. And I don't know about you, but I don't want to be at the mercy of every e-mail I read. But that's just me. Each to their own I guess.