I’ve been using the open source Mozilla browser for a few weeks now. It’s at least the equal of Internet Explorer – but without gaping security holes requiring endless updates.
Open source is software written and supported by an avid community of users. Generally it is free and cross-platform, which means it can run on multiple operating systems, in this case PC’s, Mac’s, and Sun.
Open source allows anyone to jump in, create add-ons, contribute ideas, tweak the code, and help make the software better.
There’s an entire community supporting Mozilla now.
O’Reilly Mozilla DevCenter O’Reiily is a book publisher specializing in open source software books.
Phoenix A excellent example of why open source is so cool. You want to tweak Mozilla to make it better / faster / whatever? Do it! Phoenix, just released in a 0.1 version, is a souped-up, faster version of Mozilla, with new and improved features, like better bookmark handling. I’m using Phoenix, and it’s quite stable (and fast).