Netscape 6 Released
Tuesday November 14th, 2000
Netscape 6 has been released. You can download the installer here.
#173 Re: Re: MIke Cornall
Friday November 17th, 2000 8:51 AM
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The amount of market share that NS6 gets in the short term depends very little on whether the last few page rendering bugs have been removed. It certainly doesn't depend on nonsense such as whether it uses XUL or 20 Meg of memory or scrolls the mail pane 1.5 times faster (although those will contribute, long term, to how its users feel about it). Now that it has reached what is, in my opinion at least, a satisfactory level of stability and functionality for everyday tasks, the market share will depend on how much money AOL spends on marketing it, and how well, and how much Microsoft spends on defending IE, and how well. <p> I'll continue to use Mozilla, because I like to be cutting edge (and bacause I want the portal I work for to work right with future Moz derivatives), but I'm entirely unconvinced that NS6 release wasn't a perfectly reasonable decision. <p> In the end, I think Mozilla has to win, simply because it is inherently more durable than IE, which depends, for its existence, on the ephemeral interests of the employees of an ephemeral enterprise. It may take 100 years, though.