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Rediff Asks if it's Time to Switch to Mozilla or Opera

Wednesday May 14th, 2003

Adam Hauner sent us a link to a rediff.com article about Internet Explorer alternatives such as Mozilla and Opera. The report briefly examines the advantages that the alternative browsers have over IE, including better security, tabbed browsing and pop-up blocking. It also mentions the wide range of Mozilla add-ons that are available, with a special mention given to the NewsMonster RSS feed reader.


#4 Re: Re: Hmm, this doesn't seems right . . .

by DJGM2002

Wednesday May 14th, 2003 10:23 PM

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In which case, the first line "For a piece of software that recently celebrated its tenth birthday . . ." is still misleading, as NCSA Mosaic itself won't be 10 years old for another six months. Anyway, I personally consider Mosaic to be more of forerunner to Netscape than to IE. IIRC, IE was originally based upon a custom version of Mosaic that Microsoft bought from a company called Spyglass in 1994, whereas Netscape was originally built upon a codebase closer to the original NCSA Mosaic.