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.
#34 ActiveX Mozilla control
Thursday July 8th, 2004 6:43 PM
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You might want to look at the Mozilla Control. It's a drop-in replacement for the Microsoft ActiveX control that many applications use except it uses the Mozilla 1.7 rendering engine.
There is a tool called IE Patcher that will fix up the AOL application (or any application) to use the Mozilla Control.
I don't know if it would actually work correctly with the AOL client but you can certainly try it at home first to verify.