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.

#9 Re: FIrefox is a necessity

by allen

Tuesday July 6th, 2004 1:33 AM

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I have to ask, what is the point?

This tactic doesn't do Firefox any good at all in the long run. We need to increase awareness of the product, not install it in such an insidious and anonymous way. If their browsing experience improves, they'll just assume that IE has got better.

Why not just tell them you've installed a better, more secure browser? That's what I did with my parents, and they've started telling their friends about Mozilla Firefox. Your parents won't be able to do that.