'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.

#32 Re: Cross-platform ... the Good, the Bad, and the

by leeal

Friday July 11th, 2003 9:49 AM

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Netscape existed before Windows 95 came into market (in 1994 IIRC). Also, I disagree that cross-platform is a mistake. At the very least a Unix version is needed. I suspect that when Netscape first came out, more Unix users are on the internet than Windows (3.1) users.

Personally, I think the biggest waste of effort they had was on the so called 'push technology'.