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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Dumping MS Internet Explorer, Choosing Mozilla

Apr 29, 2004, 11:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nigel McFarlane)

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"At the surface level, moving to Mozilla from IE is simple: just install it and try it out. In practice, there are some migration issues. If you have power-users, then they may have collected a lot of personal information in Internet Explorer and Outlook. This information resides on their local drives. You need to be clear whether that information is unnecessary baggage worth dumping, or whether it genuinely assists their work practices. There are migration paths for most of this data, from bookmarks to e-mail, but those paths need a dry run for your particular case.

"A constraint of Mozilla is that it doesn't have extensive centralized management yet. You have IMAP, LDAP, NLTM and security support, but not yet extensive centralization of user profiles..."

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