Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Review at cnet.com
CNET editor's take: Move over, Internet Explorer. Feature-studded and secure Mozilla Firefox 1.0 is a safer, better choice for Internet browsing.
Editors rating: 8.0 out of 10 (Very good)
The good: Tabbed interface; includes a pop-up blocker; built-in, multiple search tools; built-in RSS reader; stable; free.
The bad: No ActiveX support, so not all sites work.
I've been using the preliminary version of Firefox for a couple of months now. It's been ok, but the web pages load slower than Netscape 7.02 and I've noticed my PC periodically running slower ever since I installed Firefox. I'm wondering if this has anything to do with the pop up blocker.
Has anybody else seen these kinds of problems? By the way, my operating system is XP Pro.Comment by sam at November 10, 2004 04:35 PM | Permalink
To heck with ActiveX! :)Comment by Jim D at November 10, 2004 06:35 PM | Permalink
I believe work is in progress implementing the Firefox ActiveX _plugin_ (see http://www.iol.ie/~locka/mozilla/plugin.htm - you can get a pre-compiled plugin). Think windows media basically.
It's the dangerous ActiveX _controls_ that we don't want.
Bit of a pity they're called the same thing, because even though it's unlikely to be part of the official Firefox build, if it is finally implemented, I can imagine loads of ignorant users/journalists (*cough* Carroll *cough*) saying that now it's vulnerable like IE because it has 'that ActiveX thingy'.
IanComment by Ian at November 11, 2004 10:39 AM | Permalink