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Linux Journal: Mozilla--A Lizard for All Seasons

Nov 11, 2000, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Angelo)

"The ubiquitous Mozilla is a magnificent lizard that has changed his spots and morphed substantially since his early days as the fledgling Netscape browser code name. In his current incarnation, the many-faced Mozilla is the application programming framework or stage upon which the Netscape 6 web browser suite is based. Mozilla, itself, is a browser suite as well."

"Mozilla also refers to the organization and community of developers who produce the Mozilla code and products. And Mozilla is the Project encompassing Mozilla software development. Here, in Part I of our Mozilla series, we look at the Mozilla Organization and the Mozilla Project."

"In part what makes the emerging Mozilla application programming framework so important is that it is compiled to run on Linux, Mac, Windows and various other platforms. That means Mozilla-based applications, in effect, are cross-platform applications."

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