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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)."


#88 Re: tuxracer's comparison

by tuxracer

Monday July 8th, 2002 11:21 AM

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Again, things like <http://www.malware.com/lookout.html> put you at the mercy of every e-mail you choose to read or website you choose to visit. It is possible that you will never get exploited, it is possible that you will and lose everything on your computer, etc...

Just like the car accident analogy. It is possible that you will never get in a car accident. However, people put on their setbelts because just in case they /do/ get in a car accident their chances of dieing are cut in half.

Say you own a house in the inner city. You could leave your doors and windows unlocked and it is possible that you will never be robbed. But with your doors and windows unlocked, anyone could just walk right in, you are at the mercy of the neiberhood. Most people don't like to be in that type of possition so they choose to lock their doors.

Just like you could use a browser and e-mail client which has a known 18 different ways of getting in, and one very dangerious way in particular <http://www.malware.com/lookout.html> IE/OE are like houses in the inner city with unlocked doors. It is possible that you wont get broken into, but you are at the mercy of your neighborhood (in this case a few billion people online - Every e-mail you choose to read or website you visit). I live in the inner city, and I lock my doors. It is possible that I may never get broken into, but I would rather not leave my house wide open just in case someone decides too try breaking in. I use Mozilla. It is possible that I could use IE/OE and never get exploited, but I would rather not use programs that are so vulnerable to exploit <http://jscript.dk/unpatched/> just in case someone tries. Again, that's just me.