'Der Spiegel' Reports on Mozilla Firefox 0.8

Tuesday February 10th, 2004

Daniel Küstner writes: "Spiegel Online, one of the biggest German news sites and the online spin-off of the biggest German news magazine, Der Spiegel, is reporting about the name change. The article is about the new version 0.8, the change from Phoenix via Firebird to Firefox, the naming conflicts and mentions some firework companies named Firefox and the red Panda. They also state, that 'besides the Apple browser Safari, Firefox is said to be the leanest and fastest complete program for navigating the web.' They have a link to" AltaVista's automated Babelfish translation is just about understandable.

Update: A reader who wishes to remain anonymous sent us links to two more German language articles about Firefox 0.8, this time from Austrian sites. The newspaper der Standard talks about the name change and new features and a page from the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation provides background on the issues surrounding the name change (Babelfish translation of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation article).

#6 Big success

by laszlo

Tuesday February 10th, 2004 6:20 AM

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It's already a bigger than big success that Firefox made it into one of the most read German magazines. It's not important that more than half of the article is about the name change. That it got mentioned at all is the success. Right below the headline it says "Mozillas 'Firebird' Browser is spiffy, small and fast" - what else do you want?