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RE: New Internet Explorer Beta
From: "William Lefkovics" <william () lefkovics net>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 20:19:58 -0800

"The growth in usage of Mozilla Foundation's Firefox browser is driven by
factors that are not inherently sustainable."
"Gartner has warned firms considering migrating to Firefox, an open-source
browser from Mozilla, to think carefully."
"Additionally, now that Firefox and other non-Microsoft browsers are denting
IE's popularity, the bad guys are targetting them."
 - Gartner Group

I'm absolutely delighted that the decision to tie IE releases to Windows has
been reversed.

And Firefox is no panacea.  It is just another browser with a different set
of issues.  A good backup browser, really.  

Besides, the only memory that is wasted is that which is not used, right?


-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-bounces () lists netsys com
[mailto:full-disclosure-bounces () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of Stan
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 4:27 PM
To: danjr
Cc: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] New Internet Explorer Beta

danjr wrote:
initiative.  If IE is ever to regain some of the share it has lost to 
Firefox, these simulanteous announcements from Microsoft and the news 
about continuing security vulnerabilities needs to stop.

On a related topic Microsoft's whole Anti-Spyware suite running on top of a
new IE just to plug holes?  How much memory is wasted when you could simply
run firefox or another browser and have no need to run either of those two


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