'MacUser' Reviews Mozilla Firefox, Jon Udell Full of Praise
Friday March 19th, 2004
Gavin Lawrie writes: "The UK magazine MacUser is carrying a review of Firefox 0.8 for OS X in its current edition (dateline 19 March 2004). The review is generally positive, and Firefox gets 'four mice out of five'. The review liked the browser, but complained about the tab interface. Would also seem that the reviewer failed to discover extensions. But the review ends, '...it looks set to become a contender for best Mac browser.'"
Over at InfoWorld, Jon Udell says that users should switch from the "abandoned" Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox. In addition to praising features such as tabbed browsing, popup blocking and Find As You Type, Udell also rates the rich standards support and notes availability of a multitude of developer-oriented extensions. He claims that Mozilla's goal of a cross-platform technology framework is within reach.
#2 Looking forward to 1.0/OS X
Friday March 19th, 2004 8:11 PM
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Frankly, I'm surprised of this review. Although any review that short looks like they fired it up and played with it for about 5 minutes. Any press is good press though, getting the word out about FF.
Firefox has a long way to go, some crucial bugs and such that really make it inferior to a good Camino nightly or Safari, and things that really shine in Windows version. I know these will get fixed for the OS X release of 1.0. For now, I recommend Camino or Safari over Firefox, unless you really love some of the extensions (since Safari and Camino don't have any extension support).