Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Sep 2005 17:38 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has reacted to a Symantec report issued on Monday which said serious vulnerabilities were being found in Mozilla's browsers faster than in Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The study was conducted over the first six months of 2005. Tristan Nitot, president of Mozilla Europe, hit back by claiming on Monday that when a vulnerability is found Mozilla's "ability to react, find a solution and put it into the user's hands is better than Microsoft."
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Quicker fixes better than fewer bugs?
by DHofmann on Tue 20th Sep 2005 19:04 UTC
DHofmann
Member since:
2005-08-19

Tristan Nitot, president of Mozilla Europe, hit back by claiming on Monday that when a vulnerability is found Mozilla's "ability to react, find a solution and put it into the user's hands is better than Microsoft."

Translation: "Being able to fix bugs faster is better than having fewer bugs to begin with."

I don't buy it.

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abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

"Translation: "Being able to fix bugs faster is better than having fewer bugs to begin with."

I don't buy it"

What about having fewer bugs and fixing those you have faster? Hows that sound?

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DHofmann > Stop your FUD.

It's a proven fact, that FF has fewer bugs and fewer security issues. The safest you've got is FF.

Take a look at secunia and see for yourself, n00b!

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abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

"It's a proven fact, that FF has fewer bugs and fewer security issues. The safest you've got is FF.

Take a look at secunia and see for yourself, n00b!"


Safest you've got is FF? Think again.

IE: 19 unpatched out of 85
http://secunia.com/product/11/

Firefox: 3 unpatched out of 23
http://secunia.com/product/4227/

Opera: 0 unpatched out of 8
http://secunia.com/product/4932/

Fair to say that Opera has fewer security issues and the ones it has get fixed more quickly, and so I guess the safest isn't Firefox now is it. n00b.

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