'PC World' Looks at Mozilla Firefox 0.8
Thursday April 1st, 2004
The May 2004 issue of PC World features a short article about Mozilla Firefox 0.8. Reviewer Tom Spring likes the new download manager and the range of extensions available but concludes that the browser "remains too geeky for nontechies" — he said it took him half an hour to master toolbar customisation.
#9 Re: Non techies?
Thursday April 1st, 2004 7:58 AM
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I absolutely agree with this. Firefox is not too geeky for the general public to use. I set my mother up on it and she thought I had upgraded Explorer since it worked so well! The more techical features like customizing the UI, advanced preferences might go missed by the nontechies but the UI is simple enough that they still get the benefit of Firefoxes features without using them. My mother realized after a couple of days hitting the tab button opened up a tab and she wondered why popup ads no longer appeared. I have to admit though it is a little funny that she thinks her new browser is an upgrade to IE. So, if a user like this can love firefox then everyone can.