Mozilla 1.3 Named Best Web Browser in PC World 21st Annual World Class Awards

Thursday June 5th, 2003

Adam Hauner wrote in to tell us that Mozilla 1.3 won the Best Web Browser award in PC World magazine's 21st Annual World Class Awards. Mozilla, featured in the Staying Connected section, is touted as "stable, speedy, standards-compliant, and full of useful features." As well as being available online, the article will also feature in the July issue of PC World, published on June 17th. A summary of the winners is listed in PC World Communications' press release.

#15 Re: Re: Re: My favourite PC World mag award was...

by mlefevre

Friday June 6th, 2003 7:51 AM

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it doesn't say they didn't consider anything else, but given their market, I can imagine they rejected other OSs out of hand.

I'll admit I haven't used Linux for a while, but I can see their point. Unless you're looking at Lindows or something, the average Joe user still isn't going to be able to figure out Linux. If you're out on the high street looking for a desktop PC, your choice of pre-installed OS is probably not going to be anything other than different Windows versions anyway. If you're upgrading from Windows 98 or 95 or something, then you can grab a Windows XP box off the shelf and get up and running with just a few mouse clicks that you don't need to understand. PC World have covered Linux previously - <…/0,aid,104693,pg,1,00.asp>

I guess the category could be named better "best consumer OS" or something, but if you know the PC World audience, you can figure out what kind of thing they're looking at...