'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.

#46 Re: More than cross platform

by sketerpot <>

Friday July 11th, 2003 3:42 PM

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Agreed. It's great to be able to use Firebird on Windows and Linux (I haven't used Mac for a while), and the whole idea behind structural markup rather than presentational markup is that it can be displayed in different ways on systems that don't have normal PC graphics. Cell phones and PDAs are the perfect platforms for special browsers, rather than Mozilla.