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IT-Director: Ready, Aim, FireFox

Dec 23, 2004, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Bloor)

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"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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