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.

#12 Other Boutin Article

by remline <>

Tuesday July 6th, 2004 6:28 AM

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From another article by Paul Boutin: ( <> )

"Nowadays, the most common Web browser and e-mail clients Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Outlook, and Outlook Express (Disclosure: Microsoft owns Slate) are configured by default to be secure."

Yeah, right. Is MS making him clean up his act or something? :)