MozillaZine

Reasons to Switch to Mozilla Firebird

Saturday April 26th, 2003

David Tenser writes: "Ben Goodger, the Mozilla developer who gave us the newly designed Options window in Mozilla Firebird, has written a very nice document on reasons to switch to Mozilla Firebird instead of using other browsers. The document covers all major features of the browser and is written for end-users as well as developers and web designers." mozilla.org also has a more general section on why you should be using Mozilla.

Update! At the request of a senior Mozilla Firebird developer, this MozillaZine article was withdrawn for a short time while the linked document was updated to meet the Mozilla branding requirements.


#6 A few issues

by GregV

Saturday April 26th, 2003 3:00 PM

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First, it should be udpated to follow the branding strategy, being as it's hosted on Mozilla.org and thus somewhat "official." I realize this was written beforehand so I'm not faulting him, just saying it needs to be updated.

Second, are they really claiming Firebird as a trademark? It's just the project name, not the product name. If not, the excessive TMs should be dropped too.

Third, the "More Space for Pages" stats would probably be more impressive (and more accurate for most people) if you were using 1024x768 as a metric instead of 1600x1200. The average person doesn't have a giant monitor set at that kind of resolution, and a good chunk of them actually use 800x600.