Friday March 3rd, 2000
This weekend's discussion: What keeps you interested in Mozilla, and what expectations do you have?
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#36 Simply a better browser
Saturday March 4th, 2000 12:13 PM
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Basically, I hate all browsers at the moment. I remember how I practically fell in love with Netscape 3. But since then I've become dependent on style sheets, so I have to switch to newer browsers which I don't even like. MSIE is just a complete security disaster (not to mention that Active X does not have a place as an Internet technology). Netscape 4 is approaching a peace of junk (but I like the e-mail client, so that's still a plus.) Opera is good, but I still find it's lack of support for many things to be a major drawback.
Mozilla offers hope in how many features it has, and supporting standards. It's also important that it will hold the door open for everyone else. I remember what a relief it was when I started getting into Linux to see a program I was familiar with. If MS gets total control of the browser market, you can bet that they'll immediately start leveraging things against every other operating system.
I don't think Mozilla will be a total success, much in part because of the way it looks. Personally I love it, but I think it's a bit to radical for many people. Especially to those who will cling to their MSIE widgets. I think that basically, some people are just in love with IE no matter what is wrong with it (just like Netscape in a way). But I'm hoping that Netscape will get its market share back up to 50%. Of course once Linux takes over the world, MS will still not have an IE port, and Netscape will go through the roof (again).
A thought for Netscape 5.1 -- spell checker for forms...