The return of Iceweasel
Posted Sep 26, 2006 16:30 UTC (Tue) by job
In reply to: The return of Iceweasel
Parent article: The return of Iceweasel
While I agree with you that Firefox is the better "tool" for getting
stuff done over the web (because it works with a larger part of the web),
saying that it's a "pretty secure browser" is just crap.
Pretty secure compared to what? It has had more than it's fair share of
idiotic bugs. I'm sure that there are more in there. It's a really big
codebase with lots of inter-dependencies without a clear overall design.
Yes, Internet Explorer may be even worse in regard to security
(especially having the ActiveX thing tacked on) but that does NOT make
Firefox secure. It's got most of it's default user interface right so it
doesn't automatically install spyware on Windows, but that's not
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