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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)."


#87 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: No

by SubtleRebel <mark@ky.net>

Monday July 8th, 2002 8:35 AM

You are replying to this message

> "I can't point you to a single site that compromises your security. That's not the point." > > That is the point. And thanks for help making it. ;)

If it is a point, then it is a moot point. The fact is that whenever a website that would compromise someone's security is discovered, it is shut down. If everyone ignored malicious websites and allowed them to stay active on the net then the cost of the damage would be astronomical (as if it were not high enough already). You are indeed very silly (perhaps another word would be better) if you honestly believe that the fact that we have not produced a list of sites that compromise your security somehow validates your lackadaisical attitude regarding Internet security.

In the past year I have shut down or forced the cleanup of over 100 websites infected with Nimda; if I were to discover a website that used the Help.Dropper method or the buffer overrun method of compromising someone's security, getting it shut down or cleaned up would be a top priority for me; coming to this forum and posting the URL would be the very last thing that I would do -- actually I would probably never post the URL here.