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M13 Alpha - What's Next?

Thursday January 27th, 2000

Mozilla.org has declared M13 to be "alpha" which means Mozilla needs your attention and constructive bug reports as it pushes towards beta. Why not check out the latest builds and start using Mozilla more and more throughout your day?

Also, you can join the gathering in #mozillazine every evening. Talk about the latest builds, help clear out duplicate bugs, or just hang and chat. Point your IRC client at irc.mozilla.org, or, better yet, you can use the Chatzilla IRC client enabled in the latest builds (under the Tasks menu). Just start up the client, /attach moznet, and then /join #mozillazine. You'll probably want to change your nick from IRCMonkey to something more appropriate once you get connected. :-) You can also use the Java chat client on our chat page.


#35 NS vs MS Market Share makes Linux most important

by hubick <chris@hubick.com>

Friday January 28th, 2000 11:50 AM

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Microsoft has a stanglehold on the Windows browser market. It will be next to impossible to compete againsed them on Windows in the long term. Netscape has lost enough market share already that the battle is pretty much over, IE wins under windows. And do you know what...WHO CARES. Personally, I think Mozilla on (and) Windows is a waste of time.

Mozilla's prime target should be Linux.

Windows is dead in the long term. Microsoft can't compete with Linux, its slow march forward is relentless. Not even Microsoft can compete with millions of developers and companies working on Linux. Linux will continue to add features forever and ever, with no time constraints due to no need for profit. It will run on more and more platforms, palms to mainframes to web tv boxes. It's just a matter of time till it takes over the world ("world domination")...2,3,5,10,20 years...who knows...but it will happen. If Mozilla concentrates on being to Linux what IE is to Windows...when Linux wins, Mozilla wins. Winning is thus guaranteed. Let the rest of the world waste time on developing for the doomed platform that is Windows. If Mozilla and the rest of the world just gave up on windows and worked on Linux...it would be doomed and go away a lot quicker.