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)."
#97 Re: Re: Re: Not my exp
Monday July 8th, 2002 10:12 PM
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"Are you suggesting then that if people were to switch to Mozilla that they no longer need anti-virus software, firewalls, etc.?"
I believe that Outlook is probably the biggest security problem on the internet these days (both for corporations and individuals) Unfortunately that reflects poorly on IE and the Windows operating system because so many of the worm and virus attacks are actually exploiting holes in IE or other OS components that Outlook uses. As a matter of fact, the latest MS security patch for the hole in Windows Media Player was actually a patch to a vulnerable part of the IE cache that could be taken advantage of through WMP or other web-enabled apps that used that part of the IE cache.
I just don't trust those apps. I have very little in the way of files on my machine that would bother me if they got stolen so I'm not terribly worried about that but I would be in sorry shape if something corrupted or deleted some of my files. I'm sure that other people have lots of private information on their machines and MS has a poor track record when it comes to protecting user data. I recommend to people using apps with bad records on security that they find applications with better track records. Netscape and other Mozilla-based applications are a good choice as IE and especially Outlook replacements.