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.

#25 Re: Re: Installer v. Archive

by hobbes78

Thursday February 5th, 2004 6:35 AM

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Not having an installer isn't a big problem. The problem is uninstalling. I've heard of people who think they've uninstalled a program by deleting its shortcut on the desktop. Even if the program folder is removed, it's very common for some .dll files to remain in the system32 folder and the same happens with some registry keys. That's why an installer/uninstaller is so convenient. It was a requirement for a program to obtain the “Designed for Windows 95”, an entry in the “Add or Remove Programs” in the control panel to be added. And 95 was 9 years ago!!

So please don't rush yourselves to show Mozilla Firebird to everybody you know until it matures, i.e., reaches version 1.0, at least. Patience is a quality! Software is an art. A piece of art should be showed only when finished! Remember the Netscape 6 fiasco! Learn with the errors you and others make! Wear sunscreen!