'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.

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by Ascaris <>

Saturday July 12th, 2003 3:28 AM

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That supports the assertion that the reason IE loads quickly is hecause it loads as part of the operating system, not because IE is inherently faster to load. Windows 95 was the last Windows that did not have IE integrated, so when you start IE, it has to load from scratch, just the same as Mozilla. 98 and later versions of Windows load part of IE every time the OS loads, so that when you launch IE, most of the load is already done.