'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.

#43 I'm lost

by kc2kth

Friday July 11th, 2003 12:48 PM

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After reading this article I have no idea what the point of it was. Who has the better browser - Microsoft or MozillaFirebird? If I relied only on this article I'd still no nothing about either. Why did the author mention TB? Nice press, but this is the only mention of a mail client in the article. Was the point to talk about the lack of innovation in browsers or about how the author dislikes supporting operating systems other than Windows? What the hell was he talking about?