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Originally posted by RichardPrice
Well, this story is a bit magnanomous. Firefox is NOT a completely new browser, and this guy does NOT deserve all the credit he is getting here... Give the guys at Mozilla and Netscape the praise they deserve.
Originally from The Times
Mr Ross is quick to point out that he was one of a large team at Mozilla who worked on the project for five years. “It’s a big volunteer effort,” he said. In fact, the pair left before the work was completed, but Mozilla credits them with making the breakthrough. After he left to go to university, Mr Ross continued to be a “significant contributor”, according to Mozilla.
Originally posted by Notme
I like FireFox too. I do end up switching back and forth depending on what sites I visit. FireFox is nice that there are no Popups etc... but that is because it has no scripting capability. Kinda like saying this new car has never had a fatal accident (never mind the car can't go over 15 MPH). FireFox has some long needed feature enhancements, but won't over take MS anytime soon. Competition is healthy.
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
The reason there is so many holes found in Mircosoft is because so many people use it which makes hackers look for holes in it. Its not that Firefox has less holes or is more secure in it but just that people dont waste their time looking.
If as many people used Firefox as did Microsoft IE you would see all the holes popping up.
Originally posted by tandino
I Don't mean to appear pedantic but did you read the whole story? The Times, imho along with the Guardian, is one one of the most reliable news sources in the UK
Thanks for your added info however, ATSNN is all about contribution.
but its done in such a throwaway way that emphasises the rest of the article being all about this magical 19 year old who created a fantastic browser against all odds.
Originally posted by mrmonsoon
OK, Stupid question time. There is no advertising on IE or FireFox. Except for bragging rights-does it really matter-both browser are free. Unless MS fears losing customers to linux and such-how is it that it affects MS in a dollars and cents mannor?