'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.

#47 Re: Re: Re: Cross-platform ... the Good, the Bad,

by plwong

Friday July 11th, 2003 4:05 PM

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Actually, even in business sense, being cross platform is still "business-reasonable". Think about it. If you rely on one OS only, then the maker of that OS will have more control on you during negotiations. You see what those monopolies did and you should understand. While it may not be that good in a short term, it's business-healthy in a long term. No business want to rely on just one thing.