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Saturday January 27th, 2001

Asa Dotzler writes in with pointers to a couple of interesting articles at scottandrews.com and freshmeat.net. He says the Scott Andrews article is definitely worth reading and if you're looking for something of a lower 'slashdot-esque' quality then check out the rant at freshmeat.


#13 Window of opportunity

by macinta <twm@alum.mit.edu>

Tuesday January 30th, 2001 9:36 AM

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Hey guys/gals check this CNet article out:

<http://news.cnet.com/news…00-4638824.html?tag=mn_hd>

The rumor is that IE 6 will only be available as part of the next version of Windows. This could present an excellent window of opportunity for Mozilla acceptance. When users are forced with the choice of either shelling out $100 to upgrade their OS to get the latest (IE) browser or downloading for free a browser (Mozilla or Netscape) that is better in a lot of respects, a lot of people are going to choose the second option. People are very slow to upgrade their OS (at least according to my web server's log) and Mozilla could be a great reason for them to stick with what they have.

Hopefully this is not just a rumor, but Microsoft's actual plan.