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Full Article Attached Update on Tree Plan for 0.9.4

Saturday August 25th, 2001

Asa Dotzler has sent in an update to what mozilla.org's plans are for the 0.9.4 milestone. Click the full article link for more info on this, and what you can do to help.


#73 Re: Re: Still confused

by SubtleRebel <mark@ky.net>

Wednesday August 29th, 2001 7:23 PM

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"If the goal is to be widely deployed compared to IE, it's probably already too late. "

Another variation of your same "weird idea" that I first commented on. It is absurd to suggest that it will ever be too late to compete with IE.

Mosaic used to be the predominant web browser before Netscape came along.

Netscape had a huge marketshare before IE wormed its way to the top.

It is also important to note that the first few releases of IE sucked really really bad and were only able to obtain a very small marketshare consisting of the ignorant users who did not know how to get anything better.

No one can possibly believe that Mozilla has less potential than those early versions of IE. As long as Mozilla continues to develop and improve, it has the potential to become the most widely deployed web browser. It does not matter whether Mozilla 1.0 is released in 2001, 2002, 2005, or later. As long as people are still using web browsers, there is the possibility that Mozilla will obtain significant marketshare.

Nothing last forever. IE's dominance is no exception. Someday something is going to replace IE as the leader of the pack, Mozilla might be it.