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.

#8 Java plugin thinks FF 0.9.1 is ... IE6???

by DP3_001

Tuesday July 6th, 2004 1:14 AM

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Java's also working for me. But it's working with the "Microsoft Internet Explorer" option checked off on the broswer tab in the Java Plugin Control Panel, something that isn't supposed to be the case. Checking off "Mozilla 1.1 or later" produces a message that says the browser isn't installed on the computer. Weird.

PS: The article? It took the words right out of my mouth.