Computerworld's Cusumano Takes Another Look at Mozilla

Monday November 1st, 1999

Mike Cusumano, writer of the Computerworld article that was much derided in our forum has taken a fresh look at Mozilla, and in his latest article at Computerworld has come to a different conclusion. I would like to thank him for having the fortitude to revisit Mozilla, and for posting his apology in his column.

#35 That was me

by Tekhir

Tuesday November 2nd, 1999 8:26 PM

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I believe it was an ActiveX control that did my system in. The weird thing is I swear I turned ActiveX off in IE. But anyway on was on a website and all of the suden my system froze. It had been a while since my computer locked up, normally its very stable.

So I rebooted but it kept crashing after about 5 minutes. I booted from a floppy into QNX and DOS, both of whihed worked fine. I even did several virus scans, but no luck. At that point I thought it was a hardware problem. But after about a day I couldn't find anything wrong. I finally ended up reinstalling everything and it has worked fine every since.

I blame IE's security model. Its a good browser, I think Mozilla will be better but that depends on its final preformance.