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)."

#57 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Not my experience

by niner

Sunday July 7th, 2002 3:35 AM

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"Not only can no one provide any real-world information regarding websites exploiting IE security holes to compromise a users system, the best that can be had so far is some obscure 'exploit' that sounds like the most dangerous and effective thing in the world yet is reported nowhere, other than the same initial 'report' being quoted several times over."

Am I wrong or did Nimda exactly that? It didn't require you to start anything. Just opening an infected mail in Outlook or _visiting an infected website_ was enough to get the virus. It spread all over the world and still exists and pops up here and there.

Btw. you think only Mozilla advocates are so serious about security? That's interesting, because even Microsoft did admit this February that their products need a security overhaul and announced this great new security stradegy. Do you think that Bill Gates is a new Mozilla advocate?