Firefox Myths January 25, 2006Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.
Today on OSNews I read a pretty intriging article on Firefox myths. It was a pretty decent article complete with sources to other articles regarding different browsers, IE and Opera. now on the other hand this guy tried a very weak rebuttal to the Firefox myths article. I call it a weak rebuttal because the author relies on no external sources, while the author “Nanobot” (which the name alone is enough to get a snicker out of anyone) only relies on his own blog with his own commentary. Very interesting since Nanobot seems to think Andrew is regarding IE with all the glory.
AndrewK cites many external source most very friendly to Opera, while Nanobot wants to turn this into an argument over IE and Firefox it clearly isnt so.
Spyware can be delivered to a machine through any browser, this includes Firefox. AndrewK cites that Firefox extentions are not 100% safe and they are not. All it takes is a ignorant user to install that Firefox or even Netscape extention as it takes the user to click on the the yellowbar in IE to install that ActiveX control and to infect their machine with Malware.
Standards support for both IE and Firefox are incomplete and Opera on the Windows platform is the most standards compliant, its also noteworthy that none of the browsers Opera, IE or Firefox are Acid2 compliant. Nanobox cites that Konqueror and Safari are more standard compliant yet Safari nor Konqueror run on Windows.
Also, Andrew has stated on his page that this comparison is for Web browsers on the Windows platform.