Some people hate when a blog is just a collection of links to other places but here goes…
You can now support Mozilla projects by buying stuff from the Mozilla activism shop
These are all great reasons, and should be enough to convince you to try Mozilla. However, the most important reason in my mind, is that Mozilla is a live product. What I mean by that is that it’s being worked on as we speak and will continue to improve as time goes on. For those of you who don’t know, as of a few months ago, Microsoft pulled the plug on Internet Explorer, so there won’t be any updates to that browser for the time being, and Netscape is dead.
When it is next updated chances are that it will be even more tied into the operating system — some future version of Windows. You might be wondering what is wrong with that. Well, take a look at your operating system, and the operating system you have at work. If you are like me, on a Windows system at work, you are way out of date. I’m on Windows 2000. You? To get an updated version of Internet Explorer you might very well have to pay for it. In 2005. See what I mean?
As I understand it, Web Panels will be Firebird’s version of the Mozilla/Netscape Sidebar. If, like me, you mostly associate that with the AOLish push content and stock quotes that shipped as the default Sidebars in Netscape, it’s time to think again.