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Re: [in] Re: IE is just as safe as FireFox
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 11:50:33 -0500

On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 13:57:31 +0100, Borja Marcos said:

      Given that Firefox is integrated in Linux... ¿Will I be able to use 
Linux wthout Firefox? Or, ¿is Firefox an operating system module? Being 

Hint:  Linux is over 10 years old, and FireFox just came out.  What did Linux
do before FF 1.0 shipped? ;)

Linux integration:  Tools register themselves as optional add-ons to add new
or extended functionality.  If the tool isn't there, all that happens is the
menu items *for that added function* end up greyed out or don't show up,
or simply Nothing Interesting Happens when you click on the object.

Microsoft integration: You remove the application that plays MPEG movies
from a system that has never needed to play MPEG movies, and never will need
to - and your system won't boot anymore.

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