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I am about to download a copy of Mozilla and was wondering what is the difference between Mozilla 1.5 and Mozilla Firebird 0.6.1 ?

I am asuming that its the mail and news groups features into Mozilla 1.5 and those features are not available in Firebird. Is my guess right ? Or are there major differences between them ? I couldn't find any info on the mozilla site.

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Hijacked

Hijacked straight from another board:

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Both browsers are very good indeed. After testing both, I found that, while Firebird loads faster than Mozilla, after some days of use, both browsers render pages at the same speed (although in some computers Firebird has proven to render pages faster than Mozilla). Mozilla is also a much more mature project than Firebird. It also comes with several tools, some of which you're used to know from Netscape I'm sure. Firebird is standalone, which means it's a lighter download. It doesn't need to be installed too, so if you want to test one of the browsers from the Mozilla family, consider Firebird as a start point. If you find Firebird not rendering your pages correctly or, as it happened to me, it loads pages twice and has some flicks now and then, consider switching to Mozilla, which I still have to find a glitch on.

Let me know how you fare, I've always been wary of installing multiple browsers on one OS- I still have flashbacks from Netscape vs. IE, those two used to cause huge conflicts when installed together.

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Mozilla 1.5 and Mozilla Firebird 0.6.1

Thanks KnightWolfJK, I think I'll go for Mozilla 1.5 Smile and let you know my experience.

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Mozilla 1.5 and Mozilla Firebird 0.6.1

"Mozilla Firebird, formerly known as Phoenix, is a redesign of the Mozilla browser component, similar to Galeon, K-Meleon and Camino™, but written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform."

It's basically the browser bit of Mozilla with all the fat trimmed off, a much better GUI, it's faster, less bloated and it evokes a general feeling of happiness when used Wink Firebird/Phoenix has been my main browser since it's 0.2 days - I just can't face the others any more...

I recommend it over Mozilla 1.5.

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Mozilla 1.5 and Mozilla Firebird 0.6.1

Does Firebird still have the javascript console? Or is that part of the fat that was trimmed off.

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Mozilla 1.5 and Mozilla Firebird 0.6.1

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I am about to download a copy of Mozilla and was wondering what is the difference between Mozilla 1.5 and Mozilla Firebird 0.6.1 ?

Firebird is far less bloated than Mozilla and it is JUST a browser rather than a suite. Mail and Newsgroup features come under the name of Mozilla Thunderbird and the two are completely independent of each other.

What is the same is the rendering engine Gecko so what appears correctly in one, will do in the other. As they follow the W3C standards completely, if it renders correctly, then it will for every other browser unless it isn't up to date like IE.

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Let me know how you fare, I've always been wary of installing multiple browsers on one OS- I still have flashbacks from Netscape vs. IE, those two used to cause huge conflicts when installed together.

You don't even need to install Firebird it just needs to be unzipped and the optimal place to put the folder inside is the program files section of Windows. There are other instructions for the Linux users.

There should be no conflict issues as Firebird uses nothing of the IE engine and doesn't try to steal plugins or anything like that.

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Does Firebird still have the javascript console? Or is that part of the fat that was trimmed off.

Do you mean Venkman? If so, yes you can get it as an extension, which is a wonderful feature of Firebird and creates a great community of people creating their own custom ones. See it here: http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/more-info.php/venkman

You can see other extensions available here: http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/ and the plugin installation is very easy here http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/

Hope this helps.

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Re: Hijacked

KnightWolfJK wrote:
Let me know how you fare, I've always been wary of installing multiple browsers on one OS- I still have flashbacks from Netscape vs. IE, those two used to cause huge conflicts when installed together.

well, right now i have both (Mozilla Suite & Firebird) installed on my system, as well as Opera and IE, and i'm not having any problems with that.

if you're looking for a standalone browser, like rob said, Firebird is the way to go. if you want the other features such as Mail and Chat etc., then Mozilla will have them all bundled up for you. Firebird is very flexible, with all the extensions added in. i know i wouldn't use anything else but Firebird for my browsing now.

(is it that obvious that i'm a Firebird fan? Wink )

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Thanks

Thanks, I appreciate the info... I'll be downloading Firebird shortly

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