mozilla not... maybe konqueror do the job
i see all the message about mozilla, i think IE is faster, nicer and better on a lot of parts than netscape or mozilla, but it has 2 bad points:
it only exist to unstable operating system or not opensource OS
it isn't opensource, so i don't know if i can trust on it for secure transactions and so.
So i propose that solution: use konqueror and do a lot of bug-report
ease of use, security
I'm linux lover, i really only use windows because games, like starcraft (this because my machine isn't to powerful to run starcraft with wine, it is too slow), but i can look all the world... windows is more ease of use because everybody has used it, you can tell the same about MacOS, a user that learn Mac, then will consider it easy than windows, that is, if you teach to a newbie in computers to use Linux with a nice graphical interface, it will tell that it is easy... it is different to teach he administer the system, programming, or another thing. I'm ready to say that Mandrake is the easiest of the distros, not the better but it is running to get the nice basic administration software that windows XXXX have.
The main problem is about drivers, sound drivers are only using the basic features of the cards, video drivers are TOO slow comparing it with windows, also scanners, webcams, printers and other things... BUT always a "alpha" driver on linux works better than windows in they common features (like BUZ drivers)
Security, on NT (windows 9x has not security hehehe), what you can do on it is:
- crash it
- delete all the data, and crash it
nearly it is all, on a terminal based system, like unix, you can do nearly anything on a remote terminal, that is more attractive; but on other hand, repair a linux system from damage of hackers is a lot easy that repair a windows. In 10 years, 20 or 30 years, linux will have and advance of security higher than windows because the lot of people who want to crack it, when it comes invulnerable, then other systems will be the focus of the attaks.
For the people interested on using linux as desktop: Mandrake
For the people who is interested on using linux as server on a corporative network: Redhat
For the others who want to use linux on a self server: Redhat, Debian or Slackware
For all the other people who want to learn linux, from the lower levels of configuration, then: slackware or debian