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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.


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

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Thursday May 15th, 2003 7:40 AM

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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."

NCSA Mosaic celebrated its tenth birthday a few weeks ago. And, of course, there were browsers before that.

"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."

Spyglass were given the rights to license the Mosaic code to commercial companies (possibly just the Windows version, I don't recall). Netscape contained no Mosaic code but was made by many former members of the Mosaic team.

Alex