'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.

#21 RE: Should Netscape have abandoned its code?

by arpa

Friday July 11th, 2003 5:20 AM

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The reason NS4 lost marketshare was because most computers started to have IE pre-installed. When everyone had to DL a browser was it IE or NS then NS had the upper hand being around longer, with recognized name etc. -> everyone downloaded NS because it's the internet right :)

After IE4 IE was good enough and already on the omputer so why DL 10-20-30MB just to get another browser.