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Mozilla Foundation Employees Interviewed on Las Vegas Radio

Thursday January 8th, 2004

Several Mozilla Foundation employees were interviewed on Monday's edition of Computer Outlook, a Las Vegas talk radio show broadcast on the local KLAV 1230am station and the Talk Radio Las Vegas network. In the show, Chris Hofmann, Ben Goodger and Scott MacGregor discuss several aspects of the Mozilla project with show host John Iasiuolo, including its history, advantages, licensing and cross-platform technology. An archived version of Monday's hour-long Computer Outlook show is available for listening online in streaming MP3 format.


#6 Re: "More fun and easier"?

by jsebrech

Thursday January 8th, 2004 10:53 AM

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I think what makes mozilla (and firebird in particular) more fun to use is that it makes webbrowsing less annoying. Tabs introduce better oversight, reducing the odds of information overload, popup and javascript controls reduce overall irritation, bookmark keywords allow faster access to specific search engines (I have keywords for dictionary, thesaurus, java documentation, cdbaby, ...), and find-as-you-type is ofcourse a lot faster to use than the old-skool edit->find process. Admittedly, there are fixes to get some of these things in IE (google toolbar, myie, ...), but the great thing about mozilla is that it includes it all right from the moment you install it. Better integration and easier to tweak.

Then there are all the annoyance-reducing extensions. Flash-click-to-view and linky are the two pieces of functionality I miss most when using any other browser.

Firebird on windows is pretty much perfect for me. Most annoyances I have left are strictly linux-based, like debian making me reinstall all system-wide extensions every time I apt-get install mozilla-firebird, and my inability to get any kind of asf viewing to work (crossover plugin doesn't work with anything recent, the mplayer plugin shows a blank square in firebird, even though it works fine in the suite).

Given how I used to troll these boards predicting mozilla's imminent death, that's a pretty big thumbs up you're getting here ;)

Ofcourse, that doesn't say anything about the email client, which I don't use (because evolution works fine for me, and I don't see a reason to try anything else).