MSN Slate Magazine: "Firefox trumps Internet Explorer"

Monday July 5th, 2004

Several readers wrote in to tell us that the MSN Slate Magazine ran an article recommending Mozilla Firefox over Internet Explorer last week. Author Paul Boutin mainly prefers Firefox for security reasons, with the browser's lack of support for ActiveX eliminating many virus and spyware concerns. While Slate is owned by Microsoft, it should be noted that the publication has always maintained that it is editorially independent and that Boutin is a freelance journalist.

#11 Re: Re: FIrefox is a necessity

by mlefevre

Tuesday July 6th, 2004 5:33 AM

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The reasoning is that when they try, for example, to use a site written for IE and it doesn't work, they will blame Firefox and go back to IE (or demand that whoever changed it revert the change). If you do it without keeping them informed, they won't blame Firefox.

I'm not sure I agree with that reasoning though - it may or may not be successful in the short term, but it's not ideal in the long term, as you say...