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)."

#53 Re: Re: Re: Re: Not my experience

by asa <>

Saturday July 6th, 2002 9:12 PM

You are replying to this message

"Just like an 'unsavvy' Mozilla user could run attachment called 'iloveyou.exe' that they received from someone they know that could cause all sorts of trouble. "

Launching an executable is a far cry from opening an email. A client which allows a user to be exploited by the simple act of opening an email is a dangerous and insecure tool. As it has been stated here several times, no launching of anything, just reading a mail in Outlook is all that's requried. Given two clients, one where opening a mail doesn't allow an attacker to exploit you and one where opening a mail does allow an attacker to exploit you, I think it's reasonable to say one is more secure than the other. Feel free to disagree with that but it isn't very strong ground from which to argue.