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.

#26 Re: Re: Other Boutin Article

by Gnu

Wednesday July 7th, 2004 11:11 AM

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I wouldn't be too concerned with that from what I've seen of MSNBC, who isn't the least bit afraid of reporting bad tidings for Microsoft.

I mean, honestly, they understand that they wouldn't get very far if they were seen as some kind of mouthpiece for Microsoft rhetoric while claiming to be a legitimate news service. I have my own issues with MSNBC, but I'll certainly give them that much.