IT-Director: Ready, Aim, FireFox
Dec 23, 2004, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Bloor)
"Mozilla FireFox, the Open Source browser, was 'officially'
released at the beginning of November. Unusually for an Open Source
product there was also an advertising campaign which
included--believe it or not--a two page advert in The New York
Times. In theory FireFox is a 1.0 release, and tradition insists
that 1.0 releases of PC products are buggy, but I can confirm that
it isn't. I was an early adopter of the product and I have now been
running it under Windows XP for about 6 months. This is the penalty
(or reward) of being an industry analyst--you sometimes become an
early adopter. However, I volunteered with enthusiasm because I had
been experiencing 'pop-up' hell with Internet Explorer and had
become mouse click sick..."