ZDNet on Mozilla

Tuesday May 30th, 2000

Jedbro writes, "A very interesting and humorous article on Netscape and Mozilla!!! 'The Future Belongs to Dinosaurs'"

#2 re: the ignorant masses

by Luddite

Tuesday May 30th, 2000 10:42 AM

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You have to understand (and most developers need to grok this as well) that the general populace is (hopefully) going to be using Netscape6/Mozilla. And their complaints (whether you agree with them or not) and whether they are addressed or not will determine whether Mozilla/Netscape 6 is successful (from a numbers used standpoint) on personal computers.

Sadly, I don't see most of these issues (non native widgets/interface/crashing) to be much of a concern to developers. I'm not going to debate the merits of these issues as they've been debated ad nauseum, but frankly, I don't see much changing on this front - ever.

I bet we'll continue to see most general users leave Netscape/Mozilla on their personal computers even while they use it on phones/webpads/PDAs/whatever over the next couple of years.

It certainly didnt help that PR concerns determined the first experience most general users had when downloading PR1.