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Mike Cornall: There is Nothing Wrong With Mozilla

Wednesday August 2nd, 2000

Mike Cornall has written a piece for Linux Today titled "There is Nothing Wrong With Mozilla". In it, Mr. Cornall makes the case for Mozilla, arguing against some misconceptions and mischaracterizations in a piece that appeared at osOpinion.com. There is also another piece at osOpinion.com, this one by Erik Severinghaus, which is also worth checking out.


#1 The war isn't over yet

by Mike_Cornall

Thursday August 3rd, 2000 9:23 AM

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Thanks to Mozillazine for linking my article.

I know my article is long, and people might not read to the end. Therefore, if I may be so bold, I would like to quote one part, near the bottom, that I am hoping might help to inspire the Mozilla developers:

> I think most would agree that Microsoft "won" the browser war.

I don't agree at all. Within two years:

1. 10% or more of desktop users will be running Linux.

2. 10% or more of Internet users will be using an Internet appliance or game console (probably running Mozilla).

3. 10% or more of Internet users will be AOL (former IE) users running Netscape.

4. 10% or more of Internet users will be existing Windows Netscape users who held out for Mozilla.

Thus, in two years, IE's percentage of the browser market will be down to 60%, and still dropping. A business would be very foolish to standardize on IE-only Internet protocols, because it will cause them to lose a lot of clients.