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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.
http://news.com.com/IE+update+to+debut+ahead+of+plans/2100-1032_3-5577263.ht
ml

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?
<jk>

William


-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-bounces () lists netsys com
[mailto:full-disclosure-bounces () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of Stan
Bubrouski
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:
<SNIP>
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
hogs.

-sb

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