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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)."


#61 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Not my experience

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Sunday July 7th, 2002 9:45 AM

You are replying to this message

"The only thing is -> That I'm not evangelizing anything. ;)"

Yes, you are ;) To deny that is silly. You're evangelizing s position that there are no real threats to computer users and therefore no one needs to take further precautions to secure their data. You're clearly evangelizing and to claim otherwise is disingenuous. You've said basically that Joe Blow's chances of getting in a car wreck is very slim so why use a seatbelt and why discourage drunk driving. I'm evangelizing the position that any threat, however slim the chances of materialization, is worth defending against when the consequences are this extreme. There are a number of defenses against being attacked and one of the most practical is to use software which is both more secure and which is being targeted less. I'm evangelizing the position that being killed or maimed in a car wreck is sufficiently horrible that even though Joe Blow's chances of being the victim of such bad fortune are slim that he should wear a seatbelt and avoid drinking and driving.

--Asa