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'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 mozilla.org'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.


#30 More than cross platform

by orev

Friday July 11th, 2003 9:25 AM

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Building a "cross-dekstop-OS" browser is a good thing, however, I remember many MANY arguments about stupid little things where someone would bring up some crappy little embedded computer, a cell phone, or a PDA as the reason to/not to do something, citing "cross platform". This is where many resources were wasted - moreso than just getting it working on Windows/Linux/Mac.