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.

#2 FIrefox is a necessity

by NXprime

Monday July 5th, 2004 8:28 PM

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After spending several hours cleaning viruses off my parents PC & reinstalling all the software after a reformat, I had ZERO intention of letting them use IE anymore. The name (internet explorer) might be the same, the icon might be the same, but that's where the simlarities end. Hehehe. Gotta love that renaming extentsion for Firefox. :P