'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.

#58 Re: You sure you talking about the right brows

by YFan

Sunday July 13th, 2003 3:05 PM

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Bug #122750 (opened 1/2002): Printing: Only first page is printed.

I visited the page specified. The page no longer exists. I never had the problem with Mozilla printing only the first page unless I specify it that way.

bug #185357 (opened 12/2002): iframe (in a table) can crash printing if will not fit on one page [@ nsLineBox::LastChild][@ nsIFrame::GetNextSibling ][@ nsFrameList::DestroyFrames]

Again, I visited the page specified. Print preview works perfectly. The funny thing is, the test case web page itself says, "Finally, printing Web pages works better with Mozilla. Too often, I have tried to print a page from IE and the words on the right margin were cut off. Is this rocket science?"

True, to your customers, you can't say Microsoft sucks and let it go. But you can explain that some web pages are built without regard to standards, as long as they work with IE. If any of the people I do business with (banks, etc) do that, they hear from me. I also suggest that installing a newer version of Mozilla may resolve most of the issues. But I would actually recommend Netscape 7.1 for public computers, since Mozilla is built with developers in mind, not the end user (although it's a hell of an end-user application). Netscape is a bit simpler (even though for someone technologically a little knowledgable, Mozilla is far superior).