James wrote:And Mozilla? Well... they've got SeaMonkey
I should point out at this juncture ... SeaMonkey is not an official Mozilla product. It's still a community based
project that has the full backing and technical resources of the Mozilla Foundation at it's disposal instead.
The SeaMonkey Council are in charge of the way the project is managed and maintained, and although they have a new release every 6 weeks like Firefox, they prefer not to treat them as major releases. If they did,
we'd probably be matching the version numbers of Firefox, and up to SeaMonkey 9.0 by now, not 2.6!
I'm sure they have no plans to jump to a v3.0 anytime soon ... or 6 weeks after v2.9.
James wrote:Remember when it was simply Netscape? I long for those days of sanity. Give me back a safe
and secure Netscape 4, capable of rendering today's pages and I'd be happy. We don't need a
thousand ways to skin the browser nor a thousand extensions to add this and that and the
kitchen sink to the browser. It's mad.
The nearest you'll get to anything like Netscape 4 now, is ... SeaMonkey. While Netscape 4 is long dead,
(indeed Netscape itself is long dead) it's no longer capable of rendering any modern websites, and more
than likely has more unfixed security bugs than you could shake a stick at! SeaMonkey is it's modern
day equivalent, kept as up to date as Firefox, and can render all modern websites just fine.
As for thousands of extensions and themes, with either SeaMonkey or Firefox, they're entirely optional,
although it is worthwhile having a small handful of add-ons installed to enhance the overall experience,
regardless of the browser choice, be it SeaMonkey, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera . . .
Gotta be thankful we're not stuck with IE6 ... which could've been the case if Firefox hadn't come along!
Choice is good ... although nowadays, there's perhaps a little too much choice.
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