Mozilla Responds To Microsoft’s Claims

By | October 18, 2011 | 12 Comments

Mozilla Responds To Microsoft's Claims

Recently, Microsoft has created a new web site, designed to highlight the advantages of the Internet Explorer web browser. As it turns out, Mozilla did not like the idea of such page at all and has responded to the software giant claims.

According to Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla’s director of Firefox engineering, such marketing tricks are notable for the things they fail to include. Following such statement, Johnathan has proceeded to name three features that should have been listed, those include: HSTS, Do Not Track and patch response time.

As you might imagine, Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers already support the HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) standard, while Internet Explorer does not. However, in Microsoft’s defense, the mentioned feature is only a draft spec and hasn’t been finalized yet.

Via: ComputerWorld

[Thanks, Ichann]

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  • Cristian

    IE is crap!

  • Shane Bundy

    I’m surprised Mozilla didn’t mention the browser sniffing issue (or they may be unhappy to masquerade as IE just to show off their security scores).

  • Greggbacon

    Firefox wins first place on Tomshardware?!

    • przemo_li

      Yes! But its mostly authoritive decision, since FF and Chrome where really close, and what have most impact was authoritative importance of those diverse tests.

      But it have nothing to do with this news!

      I would also added another feature — seamless updates! Its very important to run latest and greatest security patches, so seamless updates is something that improve security a lot (by shortening time when 0-day exploits are worth anything).

      MS DO note it but DO NOT appoint score for it!!!

    • Anonymous

      You know what. I have come to the conclusion that every reviewer has some sort of bias.

      Why don’t we drop the ms number game, give your everyday joe a browser and see which they are happy with.

      The test would include: The speed it starts, the ram, wether it makes the system slow, wether it can manage tabs efficiently in memory, wether sites work and whatnot.


      • Armin

        Isn’t that what Lifehacker did anyway?

      • ll

        I don’t think your every day joe knows teh differnece between cpu and ram. He “knows” that having “more” of it and using “less” of it is supposed to be “better”, but he doesn’t have the skills to verify this on his own. What he does care about, is whether it “works” and whether it works “fast”.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like Mozilla won’t get any cupcakes from the IE team next Firefox release.

  • TWK

    That site always say it can’t give my browers a rating anyways. Stupid crap.

    • Shane Bundy

      I tried with Chromium, Nightly and Opera but no cigar. More ignorant crap from Microsoft. -_-

  • Shane Bundy

    Chances are MS did that just to make their browser look more “modern” in Mozilla’s eyes.

  • Rafael

    Only three? And only things Mozilla Firefox have implemented?