Reports of Mozilla's Failure Have Been Greatly Exaggerated or Why Mozilla Will Change the Web... Again
Friday January 28th, 2000
Reader James Russell has written an article (with added updates) on why Mozilla is going to weather the blistering press attacks it has suffered recently. Viva Mozilla!
#5 Stupid journalists, esp ZDNet ones
Saturday January 29th, 2000 10:48 PM
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They're really stupid. Just because IE is in 5.0 and NS is 4.5, so they declared IE 5 to be ahead, when in fact, any non-Windows user basically rely on NS 4.x.
Mozilla will make IE look like a toy, and I can't wait till it releases the final version. Even though I'm a senior in high school, I virtually download every milestone to test out new features, and verify compatability, speed, and stability. I can't help in the code-base (since I don't know much about programming), but marketing is also really important, since a product's success depends equally on quality and marketing.
With support built-in for Windows, Mac, Unix, BeOS, OpenVMS, OS/2, to name the major ones, there's nothing really to beat it.
And for Communicator 5, the most important thing is just to build up ego by controlling the majority of the userbase rather than to make money, since non-free browsers nowadays are basically dead. (I seriously wouldn't pay for Opera, which is not really THAT much more lightweight than NS/IE, and it's so lightweight that it lacks some critical features, at least to me)
With Linux, Mozilla, BeOS, iMac, Crusoe, and Java, it's time to break away from the Wintel duopoly!!