'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.

#29 Re: The truth Can Be Uncomfortable Sometimes

by rwc

Friday July 11th, 2003 9:22 AM

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"Moz1.4 wins hands down and has nothing to detract from it being the best browser out there."

Hand over that crack pipe. Mozilla's Print preview is the largest pile of steaming elephant crap of any browser's. It only got worse between 1.3 and 1.4. Truncated text and images off the right edge of the page, unexplainable page breaks, trying to scale text smaller only makes it larger, "Open link in new tab" and some keyboard shortcuts still work breaking the PP window, etc. If they could fix these problems, *then* I'd wholeheartedly agree with your statement.