'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.

#41 Re: Crossplatform OK, suite bad

by bzbarsky

Friday July 11th, 2003 12:15 PM

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Except they are not focusing on the browser... They are also working on the standalone mail client, standalone composer, etc.

So your comment is all nice, except without basis in reality....

Note that I am taking as a given your assumption that firebird is a good browser (though I happen to disagree personally, in spite of preferring a standalone browser myself).