Firefox 1.0 Lives Up to Hype

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2004-11-09 Print this article Print

The Mozilla Foundation's long-awaited offering lifts Web browsing to a new level.

The Mozilla Foundations Firefox browser was designed to compete directly with Microsoft Corp.s Internet Explorer. eWEEK Labs tests show that Firefox handily wins the competition on features, capabilities and adherence to standards, although IE still has an edge in the enterprise because of inertia and the availability of robust deployment and customization tools. We recommend, however, that all IT administrators at least test the Firefox browser and consider it as an option for replacing the trouble target also known as IE.

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Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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