'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.
Thursday July 10th, 2003 3:27 PM
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It's a curious article. If the future truly is to phase the standalone web browser out, Mozilla may very well be too late. Apple took up KHTML, Microsoft has their own (Mosaic is it?), all that's left for Mozilla is Linux, and who knows... Gecko may even face stiffer competition from KHTML there as well.
Here's to hoping that things aren't as doom and gloom as the article insists.