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Forbes Raves About Mozilla Firebird

Wednesday February 4th, 2004

In the personal technology section of its website, Forbes magazine raves about Mozilla Firebird. The browser's tabbed browsing, popup blocking and integrated search are all given glowing reviews. "If, in its unfinished state, Firebird is this good," Forbes says, "perhaps Microsoft should be worried." Thanks to Darin Fisher for the link.


#1 Installer v. Archive

by TheMatt

Wednesday February 4th, 2004 10:08 AM

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Can anyone here tell me the reason that Firebird isn't supplied as an installer/.exe by default? I mean, a friend of mine who loves Firebird now, didn't try it for months because he didn't like the idea of installing via a .zip archive. I'm sure there is a good reason, but as someone who doesn't follow the Mozilla, et al, policy fun, why is Firebird still only .zip? I mean, I only seem to find bleeding-edge pre-alpha software in .zip archives on Windows.