'Houston Chronicle' Raves About Easy, Fun, Fast, Safe, Free Mozilla Firefox

Saturday March 13th, 2004

The Houston Chronicle has an article about Mozilla Firefox, describing the browser as "easy, fun, fast, safe, free". The report highlights Firefox's popup blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated Google search, extensions, download manager, speed and privacy options. Thanks to tityre for telling us about this article.

#4 Firefox is the only alternative?

by treego

Saturday March 13th, 2004 6:23 PM

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I prefer Opera as it does all the things cited in this article just as well and usually better than Firefox and it can be had for free as well with hardly any screen estate loss for a text-based ad bar via Google. Opera has no problems with the functions listed in the article and does plenty more with out the hassle and inconsistency and bad interplay amongst the extensions that are necessary in Firefox to make it remotely competitive with Opera's feature-set.

With that said, I hope Firefox gets better for its users and for the sake of pushing Opera on to stay ahead of its competition.

Why Firefox/Mozilla receives the majority of publicity for alternative browsers much to the exclusion of Opera is a mystery that is only exceeded by the mystery of why so many keep on using Internet Explorer. :)