What do you mean by the last line below. Is that a tongue in cheek comment or is there some other mode of running the browser.
May be installed quickly and anywhere
Mozilla may be installed on any drive and at any location. It may installed on a network drive and run directly from there. In fact, it really doesn't have to be installed at all.
Posted by Derek on March 10, 2003 5:53
I know that the purpose of this list is Web browsing, but still suggest you add the Mail & news client -- the 1.3 spam filtering is a compelling reason to compare with Outlook Express :-)
Posted by Premek on March 26, 2003 12:06
OPEN SOURCE RULEZ
Posted by PsychO on March 30, 2003 8:46
Very nice, this will certainly help defeat the domination of IE.
I'm still using IE myself because it is needed for nearly every website.
Let's hope this changes soon!
Posted by SuperNova on March 31, 2003 10:49
the only difference is surf the web with the new ie and with any other browser and tell me which has the best page look. Sorry but IE is the best browser over. If you do crazy DHTML stuff, only IE can let you do what you want... Anyway, another anti-microsoft site.
Posted by patbeau on April 4, 2003 1:57
So many times I have been asked, "Why do you use Mozilla?", now I can hand them this document(After I print it out) and say, "Those are SOME of the reasons why." Thank you.
... 1.3 has no lizard... I was devistated... he was so cool...
Posted by Sobek on April 6, 2003 3:43
As a MacOs X fanatic, I´m a bit anti-microsoft user; MSOffice is not an "omnipresent" software on Apple computers. However, I used browse over IE (for Mac) rather than Safari (The Apple´s new Browser), ´cause things like Java or XML are not yet working well in Safari. And Netscape, Opera or Chimera, hasn´t a essential feature claimed by standard Mac Users: Those aren´t cool.
The giant Lizard in Mac has all. (More than that 101 things). Microsoft should be defeated. (Like all empires in the world. You may know what I mean)
Como fan de MacOs X, (Y casi por defecto anti-microsoft) solía preferir el IE de Mac sobre el Safari, pues cosas como JAva o XML no funcionan del todo. Y Netscape u Ópera no tienen un requisito fundamental del Maquero: No están chidos. El lagarto gigante para Mac lo tiene todo. (Aparte de las 101 cosas) Microsoft, como todos los imperios del mundo, debe ser depuesto. (Quizá sepan de qué hablo)
Posted by Genrus on April 7, 2003 9:58
There is one thing neither can do and that is empty the cache on exit!
Only Opera can do that! I'll stick with Opera.
Posted by videobruce on April 9, 2003 9:49
OK, numbers 99 and 101 (Open Source and Bugzilla) make absolutely no sense. You can't *do* Open Source and Bugzilla with a browser.
Posted by Simon on April 10, 2003 4:53
a huge 'm' is cool, too. :)
mit freundlichen grüßen (with friendly greetings)
Posted by ea on April 18, 2003 4:01
I won't debate with you that Mozilla has nice features that IE is lacking, however I do have questions regarding #7 and #44.
In #7, you say that IE doesn't have a keyobard shortcut for changing font sizes (and that using a mouse isn't a shortcut). Do you mean using a mouse to change it on the menu, or are you dismissing a mouse + keyboard shorcut, just because you have to touch your mouse?
In case you aren't aware of it, in IE, you can change font sizes on a page by using Cntr+MouseWheel Up/Down.
In #44, you overlook the mouse wheel options for IE. Using Shift + Mousewheel does forward and back in IE, and as said regarding #7, Cntrl + Mousewheel changes Font sizes.
Posted by Lafferty on April 19, 2003 12:23
i enjoy reading this list very much. i was trying to search for something else and came across this page.
in mozilla, if i highlight some text and right click on it, the menu has an entry to "Web search for" the highlighted text.
i wonder if there is a way to add user-defined entries the same as with IE. for example, i have an entry in IE to search for highlighted words in webster dictionary.
how do i do that in mozilla? XUL, XPCOM, etc dont seem to help.
thanks for your time!
Posted by Gary on April 26, 2003 3:39
Well written and well presented page. As a mozilla user I almost didn't bother visiting: assuming the page was to coax non users. I did however learn a lot about mozzie (in a relatively short space of time) that I had previously not taken the time out to investigate [Perhaps you might consider emphasising this when advertising your site?]. Found the web page style refreshing with good typographical design and no undue fuss - a pleasure to read.
Posted by Danse on May 12, 2003 3:11
You can have the lizard splash screen, if you like
The Bayesean spam filter is cool!
Posted by doug r on May 13, 2003 12:17
اهلا انا عادل
Posted by adel on May 17, 2003 7:39
Hi, something very cool mozilla does that IE cannot is remember the values you've been filling in a form. If something goes wrong after you've posted the form, you can just go Back, change some values in your form and post again.
VERY useful! Above when you do web development...
I'm not sure this has something to do with #34 ("Can fill-in complete forms automatically")
Posted by Hervé on May 22, 2003 12:59
With no 21. IE does infact begin downloading the file before you choose where to save it (why you see the *copying* at the end of your download sometimes). It however does not display this to the user which causes the download speed to be artificially inflated for a while after you do select the destination directory. (Actually I would prefer it didn't begin wasting my bandwidth, as I sometimes change my mind on whether to download something before selecting a directory, but after clicking 'download')
Not a bad comparison, but keep in mind that most of the IE 'cant's' can be done reasonably simply through inbulit windows tools. Some are also done through alternate means of acheiving the same thing. ie, most of these are 'mine is green, your's is blue, but both do the same thing'.
Some others are not necessarily disadvantages.
Posted by Shado on May 30, 2003 12:49
you got me converted.
I came across your 101 and checked out mozilla and found it faster and better than IE 6. hence here i am using mozilla for good now...
Posted by Suketu on May 31, 2003 12:58
Mozilla is the ownage.
Posted by LoneWolf on June 4, 2003 8:07
Something VERY important that you cannot do with IE, that you can do with ANY OTHER BROWSER: Tell the difference between a DNS error, a connection refused, and a Server not responding error. try http://www.yahoo.com:1234 on both browsers, or http://ftp.suse.com.
Posted by Grant Johnson on June 7, 2003 7:47
You're going to have to scratch #74 now. Only 100 reasons to switch to Moz.
Posted by brooks on June 9, 2003 1:51
Хуйня этот мазила
Posted by dkf on June 10, 2003 8:09
I'm running across your site by accident. Very interesting. I'm newbie to intermediate use of a computer. General surfing. This is my question? Why, don't you include how to install this mozolla? I'm using XP corp. If I download mozzila how do I install it? What happens to IE6.0 and sp1 update? Or, is mozzila installed along side of IE 6.0? Or, does it wipe out IE 6.0 and replace it or can I run both browers along side and choose which one I want to use???
Let me know?
PS. How do I install and set it up? I would like to try this mozzilla.
Posted by David on July 1, 2003 5:11
Good list! I don't need any convincing since I've been using Mozilla ever since the 1.0 version was released over a year ago but there are things in that article I had no idea Mozilla could do. I actually got the link from my brother after I converted him to Mozilla. Now we're working on converting more people and this is very useful in doing so. :) May I also add that Mozilla works better on old computers, namely my parents' old P-133 than IE, even if in the system requirements, it states that IE only needs a 486 or something like that while Mozilla needs a P-233. I was also able to install the latest version of Mozilla while I had to pass on IE 6.0 because it required Win98. Besides, Mozilla gets better and better everyday as opposed to IE where most of the new additions are security breach fixes. Yeah, and it's good to have access to the process through mozilla.org. Mozilla user forever!
Posted by Turquoise on July 17, 2003 1:31
I do not agree with #101, The E may suck but the lizard is even worse.
All the rest are cool though.
Posted by Jesse on July 24, 2003 9:32
Wanna see 1001 reasons why IE60 is better than Mozilla?
Posted by BalmerGate on July 26, 2003 5:58
Try a modal dialog in Mozilla...
Posted by Luke on August 29, 2003 3:47
I've been using Mozilla for a little while now - I loved your page though. Personally, I don't know what the people saying IE 6 is better are smoking - 1001 reasons IE is better? Must be working for Micro$oft. I've only seen maybe a couple sites that work better with IE.
The pipelining/faster rendering and the tabbed browsing alone are worth the switch...
As for the person that said only Opera can empty the cache on exit, this is NOT true. There are ways of doing this in IE... But it's better to overwrite your cache, CyberScrub 3.0 can do that anywhere from one to 35 times (Gutmann-style wipe) - or you can customize it.
Posted by Unigamer on October 27, 2003 5:16
I tried Mozilla a long time ago and I personally found it rather buggy. I use Opera personally. It's funny how these two browsers keep adding features and they're actually features people might use. They've got pretty much anything IE has and a whole lot more. IE seems to be lacking some of the most obvious ones too. Eg: tabbed browsing and user profiles. I can't stand having my general taskbar clogged up by the same program. Why should I have 4 pop-ups taking up space on my taskbar? (XP's way of grouping things on the taskbar was even more annoying!)
Again, I don't know too much about Mozilla but Opera's got some great features too. Close it and you can open up where you left off, with the same pages that were displaying before. If it breaks down you can do the same. If only browsers that consistently broke down had such a feature. Opera can also identify itself as IE, Mozilla or itself, meaning those sites that say you need IE or Mozilla and won't let you in but work perfectly fine anyway are accesible. Not only does it have more features you'll actually use but they're convenient to access. IE seems to send you through a maze of unrelated tabs until you finally find an option on a big list of 50 unrelated options. All that and it's 3 megabytes (10 if you download the JRE).
IE also seems to be quite skilled at allowing itself to be hijacked and installing spyware on your computer. I've never had a problem when using Opera and the only page that has any issues displying properly is, co-incidentally, the Microsoft site.
I have talked about Opera too much here. One day I'll get around to giving Mozilla another go. See if it's more stable. Anything but IE, it's just plain terrible.
Posted by GregD on November 7, 2003 3:06
I really like Mozzila, and one of the things I like most is that you don't have to click on the page you want first before you can your mouse scrolling wheel!
Posted by Tiago on November 10, 2003 8:54
I like Mozilla very much, but I cannot agree with point 96.
I always lost a lot of time to move my profile from one computer to other. It's true that all files are in one directory, but it isn't make moving them easy.
Posted by LarryN on December 14, 2003 8:45
IE forces you to share email prefs [address] with other Microsoft programs like Outlook /Express. Other browsers do not, which is a good thing; you can let the browser use a fake address if you do not trust it with the evil net, and use a good address in your mail program (that is if you do not use the browser for mail).
An annoying non-feature in "Mozilla 5"/Netscape 7 is the inability to restrict/disable ActiveX controls. At least as far as I can see.
In general, IE5+ has quantitatively more security options (in GUI) than NS7, although more is not necessarily better.
Posted by AndersH on December 28, 2003 10:05
i am using Ie and as well as mozilla browser.
i am doing project based on jsp.
after some time using browser i need to close,
by time i want display some message with dialog box,if click ok then browser close.
if click on cancel then browser stay.
here is my code it is working on IE,
not working on mozilla browser.
can i know the solution or atrenative.
event.returnValue = "are u sure to close this window.";
<H1>pullareddy tesing window closing Sample</H1>
i am waiting for your reply
Posted by pullareddy janapana on January 6, 2004 11:01
Personally, I despise MS products in general, but... you should have done a bit more research before posting. A number of the '101 things' are not exclusive of IE.
Sorry to burst your bubble: the most standards compliant browser out there, coupled with a number of the above mentioned convenince features is none other than Opera...
Posted by Spoiler on January 7, 2004 11:03
great!!! please a spanish or catalan version! thanks a lot!
Posted by al on January 8, 2004 6:35
I've finished the spanish translation:
Posted by Flextron on January 23, 2004 11:29
If you use as email client Outlook Express or Outlook, then you can read too this article that I found on <a href="http://www.paulgraham.com/spamfaq.html">www.paulgraham.com/spamfaq.html</a> about bayesian spam filters. I read there about spam filter for Outlook/Express - Spam Bully from <a href="http://www.spambully.com">www.spambully.com</a>. I went out and got Spam Bully for Outlook Express. I use it for 2 months, and it works great.
Posted by Wesley on June 24, 2004 10:27
Mozilla > All. Fact.
Posted by Walrus on June 25, 2004 2:02
He he he he ....
Posted by hehe on July 1, 2004 4:25
Pretty cool. I think that we should also do one that is 101 things that Mozilla can do that Netscape Gecko cannot.
Posted by Paul on August 9, 2004 2:00
I loved this so much I linked. Way to give a great boost to my favorite web browser!
Posted by zoesdare on August 28, 2004 12:12
Ok.. read through them all. As for the 101 reasons edging me on to use Mozilla.... it didn't. Why? Because I want to just go to a web page, read what I want and get out. I'm an info junkie. My home page is Google. Most of the 101 'cool' things do not apply to real world usage. Alot of the list seemed to apply to being able to resize fonts.
As for the real world. One you get past playing with lal the 'cool' stuff Mozilla has all your really doing is just surfing. The cool stuff don't apply anymore - especially after months of just using it to browse. Who's going to remember how to do half that list?
What really caught my interest were the comments made about the article. They mentioned more real issues than the whole 101 list put together. The main one: faster browsing. So if nothing else I'll check it out for that. But as for playing with font sizes and looking at XML/XHTML and all the other weird ML mentions... don't need it.
Posted by John on September 19, 2004 8:54
in valid code we trust!
Posted by tlz on September 29, 2004 5:15
I have to say that the list is already out of date. The current version of IE support popup blocking. If a person really wants to keep IE or needs to use it I suggest Avant: http://www.avantbrowser.com/index.html
I use Firefox as my primary browser but avant is basically the new IE.
Posted by Chris on November 10, 2004 7:11
Want to add another great feature? We use our site to publish course descriptions for students, many of whom need to print them (to submit to bosses for approval, for example).
Firefox "auto-shrinks" pages to fit correctly when printed by default (what a nice surprise that was!), but also enables users to manually specify a size or "fit" specification as part of the regular page setup. It handles the issue of display vs. print styles intelligently! How refreshing!
Posted by Karen on November 16, 2004 12:05
i am not at all attached to ie (or anything for that matter) and mozilla seems pretty good, for the most part.
but it does some wierd shit to my site...of the 1/2 dozen times i have looked at my own site in mozilla...there have been 4 very different looks!
so i don't look at my own site in mozilla anymore unless i feel like a change...
i use it for surfing blog explosion and i have no idea if i am seeing your site the way you designed it.
Posted by backspin on November 26, 2004 9:13
heh,, u forgot to add one thing
1. Mozilla you can uninstall it.
2. Internet Explorer YOU CANT!
YOU ARE STUCK WITH IT FOREVER!
Posted by killoo on January 11, 2005 6:32
This list should have been shortened to 50. Considering "Bugzilla" as something you can do with Mozilla, but not in IE, is ridiculous.
And although I know that the last item is a joke, it's still untrue, in the sense of being a comparison to IE.
You should have named it "101 reasons why I like Mozilla" -- that would have been a more accurate title.
Posted by matth on March 1, 2005 9:02
Thanks for your 101 reasons, but...
1) I saw a speed comparison that your readers might be interested in: http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/browserSpeed.html#macspeed
2) I don't know if you can update the page, but if so, I'd like to see added information:
2.1) I'd like to see where you or readers know that Opera also Does/DoesNot have the feature.
2.2) I'd like to see where you or your readers know that IE 7.x Does/DoesNot have the procedure.
2.3) I'd like to see where ... know that there is a reasonable Add-on to add this to IE.
I guess I'd like something like [-/+Opera] [-/+IE7] [+AddOn] at the end of each feature to indicate if Opera, IE 7.0 DoesNot/Does have the feature and if there is an AddOn (perhaps even linked to the AddOn)
Reguardless, THANKS for the info.
Posted by Mike Liveright on March 4, 2005 7:32
Mozilla is the biggest shit and full os security issuses. Buuu
Posted by A. on April 1, 2005 12:55
Very Nice compilation of facts. Though I don't use mozilla, but I simply love FireFox and all of these things are true for firefox too :-)
You can download FireFox from:-
Posted by Sachin Palewar on April 7, 2005 10:35
on reason 101 you said the logo had a giant lizard lol its a fox (fireFOX) that in sorta in the form of fire
Posted by vortex on April 15, 2005 8:53
its a fox, not a lizard you dumbass
Posted by twitch on June 23, 2005 5:14
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