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)."

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by DJGM2002

Sunday July 7th, 2002 6:06 AM

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"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."

Err, no. If you're referring to receiving attachments in the mail client of Mozilla, even if you doubleclick on an attachment, be it a harmless .txt file, or some dangerous .exe file, you get the choice, via a dialog box, to either save it or open it.

Mozilla's email and news client does NOT open any type of attachments automatically, whatever type of files they are, unlike Microsoft's email clients, Lookout and Lookout Distress, are well known to do.