Firefox, Thunderbird, Mozilla Suite Upgrades Released

Wednesday August 4th, 2004 today released minor upgrades to three of its major products. Firefox 0.9.3, Thunderbird 0.7.3 and Mozilla 1.7.2 are all now available. These three new releases were created to correct 4 possible security vulnerabilities in past versions of each product. The Buildbar has links for all three releases.

#48 Microsoft vs Mozilla

by StijnDP

Wednesday August 4th, 2004 10:22 PM

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If you are prepared to sacrifice security for convenience, fine with me. But there are dozens of known MS security issues that are not addressed by MS at all, because they think they can afford it because of their market share. Talking of an attitude. And I agree that first uninstalling Moz, restarting a computer, DL'ing the new version, installing that version and installing addons is very time consuming. My starting point is that it's quite dangerous out there as far as my business info on my pc is concerned.

However, IMHO, Moz needs 2 more things before it will be able to really break through. The one is visibility, which is happening at the moment. The second issue is functionality related. Moz competes with IE + Outlook. Whether you like it or not, Outlook's Calendar is far more developed than Mozilla's. It should be made much easier to communicate appointments via email for inclusion into one's diary. I've got my boss to use Moz Navigator, but he will not switch to Moz Communicator unless the diary issue has been solved, preferably to the extent that Moz and Outlook will be capable of exchanging appointment info.

My 2 cents.