'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.

#17 Re: Should Netscape have abandoned its code?

by jesusX <>

Friday July 11th, 2003 3:10 AM

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Ugh, yeah. Well, its' nto that is was BAD perse, as much as it was doing things it wasn't designed to do, nor should have been made to do. It wasn't a huge castle with new well laid additions being created as much as it was a shack that had stuff tacked on as needed over the years. Netscape 1 was a nice tight small browser, which was all that you needed then. Over the years, stuff got thrown in. And in the end, the only choice was to throw it out.