'The Guardian' Recommends Mozilla Firebird/Thunderbird, Criticises Mozilla Development Decisions

Thursday July 10th, 2003

Ian Deeley and A Wood both wrote in to tell us that today's edition of The Guardian, the UK broadsheet newspaper, features a column by Jack Schofield that recommends Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird. The article states that "Mozilla's Firebird browser and Thunderbird standalone mail software could make Microsoft's offerings look very shabby indeed." The bulk of the rest of the feature critically examines Netscape's and's browser development decisions (it is particularly damning of the team's cross-platform aspirations) and discusses Microsoft's plans to abandon development of the standalone version of Internet Explorer. Readers of the print edition of The Guardian can find the column on page 22 of the Life/Online supplement.

#15 Re: cross-platform

by GuruJ

Thursday July 10th, 2003 10:54 PM

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Heartily seconded -- being cross-platform gives Mozilla another powerful arrow in its already impressive list of advantages over other browsers.

I love the idea of Mozilla as a simple cross-platform development environment, even *without* using XUL. Just being able to design a set of XHTML pages that are pretty much guaranteed to render the same on all platforms is a huge potential advantage. No more IE/Netscape/Opera/Konquerer compatibility table lookups!