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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..."

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