Mozilla Firebird Hottest Pick in UK 'Linux Format' Magazine
Sunday July 27th, 2003
Issue 43 of the UK Linux Format magazine (August 2003) features Mozilla Firebird in its Hot Picks section, which showcases "the best open source software on the planet". Firebird receives the Hottest Pick award, singling it out as the best piece of software of the issue. The review, which focuses on the 0.6 release, can be found on page 40 of the magazine and the 0.6 source code is included on the accompanying coverdisc. The article is not on the Linux Format website (the most recent feature in the archives is from issue 36) so we've reproduced it here for your reading pleasure. If you like what you see, UK and international subscriptions are available from £54 for 13 issues.
> control back to the user.... as long as that user isn't one of those dreaded > 'end-users'. can anyone explain?
1) Firebird is all about end-users, or wants to be 2) Mozilla was a lot more about control for the user than Netscape (witness the noise that had to happen for Netscape to include popup blocking).
In other words, the article author is just confused.