Yahoo! News Tech Tuesday Recommends Mozilla 1.6 and Mozilla Thunderbird

Tuesday February 17th, 2004

Jude Cooks writes: "Yahoo! News Tech Tuesday declares Mozilla 1.6 'Best Free Browser' and Mozilla Thunderbird 'Best Free E-mail Client' on the web. Mozilla 1.6 'offers pop-up ad blocking, tabbed browsing, zoom controls, chat, and a mess of other features you won't find in Internet Explorer... once you try Mozilla, you'll never go back to IE.' For Thunderbird, 'As easy to use as Outlook Express (and in many ways better).'" The content of the article comes from the team at

#4 Not impressed with the rest of the article though!

by rkl

Wednesday February 18th, 2004 1:53 AM

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I scrolled down to read the rest of this article and it's surprising how much "lite/crippleware" he recommends that has unrestricted paid versions - not a great set of "free" software then. Even the ones he picks are a bit dubious - "TextShield Fusion" (why not OpenOffice Writer?), "602PC Suite 4.0" (surely instead?), "Belarc Advisor and #1-TuffTest-Life" (both easily beaten by Sisoft Sandra Standard Edition) and "MusicMatch Jukebox 8.2" (why not Winamp [and I'm sure there are many other free ones, not to mention Real One Player Basic or even WIndows Media Player 9])?