'PC Pro' Columnist Recommends Mozilla Firebird

Saturday August 30th, 2003

jgraham writes: "The UK magazine PC Pro has a very positive article about Mozilla Firebird. In particular, the writer praises the fact that Firebird is standalone, and does not provide an unwanted mail client. He also appreciates the ability to add extra functionality through extensions. The article also goes on to mention the Mozilla Amazon Browser, and is enthusiastic about the possibilities offered by XUL based applications."

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#5 Re: A reality check...

by bzbarsky

Sunday August 31st, 2003 7:47 AM

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Unfortunately, 100% IE compat is not possible without introducing serious bugs in things that people actually expect to work and rely on now (especially on intranets).

More to the point, what's the goal here? Why bother with building a browser just to make it "just like IE"?