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Re: mozilla ff rc2

__/ [ ed ] on Saturday 07 October 2006 12:48 \__

> http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/10/07/0322204

To set the record straight:

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| "For quite a while now my main browser has been the open source Mozilla
| Firefox browser. But in the interests of fairness, when the public IE7
| beta came out I quickly downloaded it and started trying to use it as
| my primary browser. I was anxious to see if the newly threatened
| Microsoft could turn out something better than the fox. And the answer
| is... No, at least not yet..."


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| "I'm sure IE7 will be fantastic when it's ready for public consumption, but 
| in being "stuck" with Windows Vista for the time being, I'm also "stuck"
| with a beta copy of Microsoft's next browser. I'm running into far too many
| page rendering issues with the IE7 beta - coupled with the general window
| and tab shortcomings, I just found myself downloading and installing
| Firefox 1.5 on my laptop. Damn, it's faster - visibly faster. I feel so
| dirty." 


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| In his article, Wilson defended IE, and more specifically, he decried
| the poor rating given to the browser in a web standards support summary.
| In a nutshell, the report said that IE 6 and IE 7 can't match the level
| of standards support found in Opera and Firefox.


Mozilla: IE7 Won't Catch Firefox on Security

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| "We do fix a lot of bugs, but we also have transparency. You're going to
| know everything that we fix," said Christopher Blizzard, a board
| member for the Mozilla Corporation. "Internet Explorer has known
| bugs that still haven't been fixed. We do regular security releases."
| Mozilla Latest News about Mozilla Foundation Corporation is confident
| that its Firefox browser will maintain its security lead over
| Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Latest News about Microsoft forthcoming
| Internet Explorer 7.
| "In the long run, [Firefox] will always be more secure [than
| Internet Explorer] because we have transparency and we have
| external contributors,"...


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| My advice is simple: Boycott IE. It's a cancer on the Web that must
| be stopped. IE isn't secure and isn't standards-compliant, which makes
| it unworkable both for end users and Web content creators. Because of
| their user bases, however, Web developers are hamstrung into developing
| for IE at the expense of established standards that work well in all
| other browsers. You can turn the tide by demanding more from Microsoft
| and by using a better alternative Web browser. I recommend and use
| Mozilla Firefox, but Apple Safari (Macintosh only) and Opera 8 are both
| worth considering as well.


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