Linked by David Adams on Tue 21st Dec 2004 17:45 UTC, submitted by Lumbergh
Editorial A KDE developer opines that the move to port the top open source applications to Windows will undermine the potential for a widely-used open source desktop operating system.
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by Anonymous on Tue 21st Dec 2004 20:15 UTC


Not really an opinion, but more or less determined by the user. In the hands of a competent user and good hardware/drivers, it's nearly bulletproof.
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If you mean by "competent", people with sound computer technical skills then IE can be made reasonably secure too.


"What I'm saying is that if MS had even bothered to compete for the past 5 years instead of resting on their laurels, it is doubtful that anyone using Windows would've ever heard of Firefox. Worst case senario, IE would at least be on par with Opera. "

I assure there will be features in Opera that will never be in IE no matter how many years IE is going to be developed by MS. There is a difference in business models. Opera needs to boast of having all kind of fancy features over that of competition to stay commerically successful.

Firefox is probably one of the best open source apps released if not the best regardless of IE. More apps like this will topple the market against MS. thats for sure