'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.

#65 Re: Re: Re: Re: New Extension Server

by jgraham

Tuesday March 16th, 2004 10:32 AM

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I didn't intend to give the impression that the number of bugs that authors find could be considered some sort of "testcase"; merely that it provides a defintion of "better" which is very different from that provided by simple testcases since it emphasises a rather different aspect of the browser's CSS support. I agree it would be almost impossible to quantify this definition of better but the fact that something can be quantified isn't itself an indication that it provides a useful measure of the quantity that you actually want to know. That's why i was deliberatly vauge when I originally wrote the standards comparison matrix for the Mozillazine wiki <…son:_Standards_Comparison> ; I think most people would agree that Opera and Gecko (and KHTML) support CSS better than say IE or iCab, but beyond that how "good" a particular browser appears depends on what you're trying to do (I believe Opera has some features that I would *love* to see implemented in Gecko - but then gecko is the only browser with a MathML implementation, which I also consider important).