'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.

#63 Re: You sure you talking about the right b

by YFan

Sunday July 13th, 2003 8:24 PM

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Ok, it seems that we had a little misunderstanding there. Yes, all of those links either print only the first page or crash Mozilla. But I should mention that NONE of those is standard compliant when put to the test, except the Mozilla link that you posted later. And, ALL of the ones that crash Mozilla (with the exception of the very last one and the one in your latest post) produce a fatal error in the W3C standard test. But then again, I don't really visit those pages, but you being a IT manager of a library, I can understand your predicament.

One thing though, it's not fair to compare IE and Mozilla print preview when you have more than one tab open. IE doesn't even have tabs. Besides that, I don't understand why one would want to go from one tab to another while in Print preview. I mean if you can't see the page in the first place, what's the use of print preview. Not withstanding, I agree that these bugs need fixing, but since IE has no tabs, the tab bug doesn't make IE superior in any way.

I am talking about Netscape here and now. And your public library patrons use Mail software in the library?? If not, you don't have to install either mail or IM if you do a custom install. Of course what browser you choose to have your library go with is your choice. Around here, I usually just take my laptop to the library and hook it up to one of the ethernet ports there, so that I always get Mozilla. (Granted, with Internet research and many library resources online, I barely need to go to the library).... But that's another story.