MozillaZine

OSDir.com Reviews Mozilla Firefox

Tuesday May 25th, 2004

Several people wrote in to tell us that OSDir.com is running an article introducing users to Mozilla Firefox. The review talks about the simplicity of the user interface and gives lots of praise to features such as tabbed browsing and the Search Bar. However, the author is disappointed by the Download Manager's inability to resume failed downloads without retransferring the entire file. While generally correct, it should be noted that the article contains a few inaccuracies, such as reporting that Firefox will be renamed Mozilla Browser come version 1.0. A second part, focussing on Mozilla Thunderbird, is promised.


#1 OSDir.com Reviews Mozilla Firefox

by stuartdougla

Wednesday May 26th, 2004 5:08 AM

Reply to this message

This month's MacUser magazine also recommends using Firefox over the native Safari browser, saying that it 'seems to cope well with most of the sites we visit here onm a daily basis.'

Stuart

#2 inaccuracies

by mlefevre

Wednesday May 26th, 2004 9:03 AM

Reply to this message

I think the misconception about Firefox becoming "Mozilla Browser" is very understandable, given that mozilla.org is still confused about the name (e.g. <http://www.mozilla.org/roadmap/branding.html> and <http://www.mozilla.org/roadmap.html> , which both talk about "Mozilla Browser" being the future name).

#3 Re: inaccuracies

by ozphactor

Wednesday May 26th, 2004 12:27 PM

Reply to this message

Hmm, yeah, they oughta update those pages. Mozilla Browser just sounds so... bland. :P

#4 Mozilla Browser and Mozilla Firefox

by algarcia

Thursday June 3rd, 2004 5:51 PM

Reply to this message

I like more Mozilla Browser name. I think that is more intuitive for user than Mozilla Firefox. A normal user does not associate the word Mozilla with a web browser easily. Mozilla Browser says that Mozilla is a browser, Mozilla Firefox says that Mozilla is a fire... fox??? :-) I think that when Mozilla Firefox become officially in a stable product, it would be better renamed to Mozilla Browser. It is logic point of view for a marketing non much friendly name as Mozilla, IMHO.

Excuse my English. My two cents.

Regards.