MSN Slate Recommends Mozilla Firefox

july 5, 2004

Although Slate has editorial freedom from its owner (Microsoft), this article from them is still a slap in the face for their "dad"...

Scob [a nasty malware] didn't get me, but it was enough to make me ditch Explorer in favor of the much less vulnerable Firefox browser. Firefox is built and distributed free by the Mozilla Organization, a small nonprofit corporation spun off last year from the fast-fading remnants of Netscape, which was absorbed by AOL in 1999. Firefox development and testing are mostly done by about a dozen Mozilla employees, plus a few dozen others at companies like IBM, Sun, and Red Hat. I've been using it for a week now, and I've all but forgotten about Explorer.
Very, very interesting. The author, Paul Boutin is a freelance writer.