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Old 09-20-2003, 08:25 AM   #1
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Mozilla vs. Netscape

I have both installed and I'm trying to decide which one to keep. Is there actually a difference between the two identical browsers?
Old 09-20-2003, 08:42 AM   #2
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- Pop-up blocking is better implemented on Mozilla ( AOL lives from ads, and NS "belonged" to AOL)

- AIM, etc... is not installed on Mozilla, so if you want a browser only, go for it.

Consider this: When a Mozilla release is almost ready, it is taken by NS developers and customized to fit their "commercial" principles, so I guess Mozilla has less possibility to become unstable.
If you are not using Composer, mail and /or debuggers, go for Firebird instead of Mozilla. It works "better" than mozilla.
Old 09-20-2003, 09:32 AM   #3
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In agreement with pablob here. If you anyway need a composer/mail client, Mozilla/Netscape's one are way to heavy. Use sylpheed or thunderbird (a new composer from Mozilla) instead. IMHO, Mozilla Firebird and Sylpheed is a powerful and fast combo...
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Netscape and mozilla both have pop up blockers. Although the pop up blocker seems to stop working whenever I go to a site owned by AOL. hmmm


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