'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.

#65 please re-read the post

by pbreit

Friday July 18th, 2003 11:07 AM

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That's why I said "recognize that they should be focusing on a browser" and "some focus".

They still aren't there yet but with even the minimal increased focus on the browser of late, they have produced something that is actually quite good and it's possible to finally envision browser share turning around.

My problem with Mozilla wasting energy on mail, news, chat and compose is that it obviously compromises their ability to make the browser good. This is patently obvious from the previous 5-6 years. I happen to care about Mozilla improving share. Maybe you don't.