User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/184.108.40.206 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/18.104.22.168 Consumer Reports seems to be limiting its evaluations to Microsoft products and the occasional no-name, unheard of crippleware, giving the expected result. The computer security articles have similiar problems and imply that all other products are as insecure as MS'. Maybe this imbalance can be improved by sending evaluation copies of each of Mozilla projects tools that have passed the 1.0 stage: Firefox, Thunderbird, Seamonkey. Marketshare of over 10% ought to be enough to warrant inclusion in the evaluations. Reproducible: Always Expected Results: Inclusion of Mozilla tools in the Consumer Reports evaluations. CR stop blaming markets share for MS' security woes.
I'm afraid this is surely down to Consumer Reports. They can hardly have missed the existence of Firefox or Thunderbird. It is also not as thought they cannot download them, either.
Yes such things are mostly up to those writing the reviews. However, sometimes it helps to remind reviewers of a new release. In the 'old days' it was also common for vendors to send samples to columnists and reviewers. Sending a copy would let them know that it exists, if they don't, and unlikely to be able to claim oversight.
Moving this to Tech Evangelism
cc'ing pkim on this one since he was the point man for PR in the other one.
I hope nobody minds me closing this..