8Bit and 'Smart Computing' Examine Mozilla Firebird

Thursday October 2nd, 2003

Jake from 8Bit has posted a review of Mozilla Firebird, calling it "as fast mean and peppy as the[y] come." Amongst other features, the review praises Firebird's tabbed browsing, popup blocking, bookmark management and standards-compliance. Thanks to Adam Hauner of Czilla for the news (though Adam himself credits Henrik Gemal with finding the article).

Meanwhile, penwit writes: "Smart Computing magazine's website has a great article this month, featuring (and praising) Firebird, and they also promise to write more about it next month." You must be a Smart Computing subscriber to view the entire editorial, though non-subscribers can read the first few paragraphs for free.

#1 Whatever

by Tanyel

Thursday October 2nd, 2003 7:39 PM

They should stop calling it firebird, as they said they would.

#3 Re: Whatever

by michaelH

Thursday October 2nd, 2003 8:24 PM

Mozilla cannot stop other parties from calling their browser something other than its intended name.

#4 Re: Whatever

by vfwlkr

Friday October 3rd, 2003 10:07 PM

bring back the brazilian schoolkids

#2 context

by smkatz

Thursday October 2nd, 2003 8:17 PM

Are you a Firebird user? Congradulations. Know of any hosts that use it? Let me know. What are its dependencies? (php and apache version requirements..)

In any case, the first sentence referred to Mozilla Firebird. It is a perfectly acceptable writing convention to then shorten it to "Firebird" since the context has been established.

You could make the argument, "stop calling it Mozilla Firebird, and start calling it 'Mozilla Browser' like they said they would." By saying something like that, you are politically savvy--now that's "real-politik".