Posted 15 September 2004 - 05:27 PM
The newer Netscape is based on Mozilla, but with a lot of gunk added to it; go to the original source.
Mozilla (which has a browser and an email client) has a lot of features, while Firefox, the stand alone browser is very light and has a lot of add-ons that allow you to tailor it to your needs. Neither of these is absolutely free of security issues, but since they do not use activeX and are not part and parcel to your operating system, and are not as prevalent as IE, they are generally considered safer. Mozilla has a reputation for supplying patches to a security problem a whole lot faster than MS, which can take weeks or months until they get around to it. In many cases, either is a lot FASTER than IE, too.
Once you give either a chance, the only time you will use IE is for MS automatic updates.
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