'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.

#27 Re: Speed? What about Pentium II 300?

by Ashato

Friday July 11th, 2003 7:34 AM

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Well, Moz does start in more than 20s on my Presario 1240: PII 266 with 64MB RAM and Debian 3.0. On the other hand, IE starts almost instantaneously from my Win98 partition... I know people who stick to *NS4.7* because Moz is too slow for them ("launch Mozilla and go fetch a coffee").