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Among the many discussions of Firefox:

As useful as the features and usability tweaks are, there is something much more interesting about Firefox and Thunderbird, and that is the sense you are dealing with well-polished end user applications and not collections of components. Firefox and Thunderbird represent a new breed of open source projects that are first and foremost, products. They have a clear focus on end users, well articulated missions, and critically, keen brand awareness. It will be interesting to see if and how Mozilla evolves beyond the mail/browser pair into a set of infoware-tools that move beyond the ageing and increasingly less relevant productivity suites. Desktop search, IM, media management, feed reading and music all seem like candidates. [Bill de h�ra]

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