'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, ' 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.

#7 Re: a pity

by mlefevre

Saturday March 20th, 2004 8:39 AM

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Well it might take longer, but those companies will probably move over at some point. The current versions of Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and also the current version of Quark all require Mac OS X (10.2, no less). Microsoft Office has moved to Mac OS X, and openoffice doesn't support classic either, AFAICS. Mozilla isn't unusual in dropping support for Mac OS classic. If people want to stick with Mac Classic, they'll have to stick with older applications too. In fact, if people are sticking with Mac classic, it's probably because they want to stay with the old software for now.