Friday January 12th, 2001
David Boswell writes in:
#11 Re: sorry...
Thursday January 18th, 2001 8:38 AM
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I agree there is a good reason to have a simple IRC client built into browsers. I don't think Chatzilla is it (yet), but I hope it (or another project) gets there. If they concentrate on absolute ease-of-use and avoid advanced features then they can create a useful basic client (e.g. one channel at a time or whatever).
I don't think anybody is going to create a worthwhile, popular online game that requires Mozilla. Why? It would make more sense to either create a kind of 'full' online game (which requires its own native-code client, has full graphics etc.) or to create a web-game which can run in all browsers.
In any case I don't want to see 'Mozilla-only' sites, just as I don't like to see 'IE-only' sites. That would kind of defeat the point of supporting Web standards...
As for usage increasing... I think usage *will* gradually increase - *some* of those Netscape 4.x users will convert - but bearing in mind that it's currently below 1%, there is a lot of room for increase. ;) I just don't see it getting above 10%, unless either Mozilla gets some real killer features (unlikely), AOL adopt Mozilla, or Linux becomes significant as a client operating system (unlikely for at least a few years).