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Mozilla Guide for Windows Users

Tuesday April 13th, 2004

TweakHound has a guide to Mozilla for Windows users. The screenshot-heavy, text-light article covers the Mozilla Application Suite, Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird. Thanks to bekrut for the link.


#15 Re: Hello!

by noelley

Wednesday April 14th, 2004 9:13 PM

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I have used Firefox at work on Windows since version 0.6 and at home on Linux since 0.8 and I think it's great and I would definatley use them if I needed a browser only (at work I have to use a particular mail client, at home I choose to use Evolution).

On the other hand, my dad uses the Mozilla suite as he needs the mail, web browsing and news components of it. I have thought from time to time about if he should switch across to Firefox and even suggested it, but as he almost always checks mail when he web browses and needs to webrowse when he looks at this mail, he can't see the point in starting up two different applications to do this. His thinking is that two apps can't use less resources than one app that is designed to do both (and he's on an older computer). I've decided that when both Firefox and Thunderbird have made it to 1.0, then I will look into this again and see if it's time to give him a little nudge again.

For my dad, saying that the Mozilla suite is slow to start up or is bloated, would need to be compared to both a web browser and and email client. To the slow to start up, he'd probably say - well I only do that once a day, so it's not that much of an issue.

Anyway different horses for different courses, but if I had of read your comments about the suite, I would've thought it was so bad that there is no reason anyone would ever want to use it, and I'm not sure that that's true.

One extra comment I'd make is that I've found the two extensions adblock and flashblock great for helping out people on slower links, and from stopping the distraction that flash ads create when trying to view pages. Oh and by the way, my dad finds the spam filtering excellent.

cheers,

noelley