Salon on Mozilla

Tuesday March 12th, 2002

A number of people have submitted this article, and while it's not really news, it's just another example of how Mozilla is starting to win people over. This is also beneficial to the evangelism efforts going on.

#100 Re: Re: Better than MSIE? In a few more years, maybe

by mozdave

Wednesday March 20th, 2002 12:21 AM

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Replies like this are an embarrassment to this site. mpt made several *extremely* valid points in his email, and you respond with an immature tirade. Shame on you.

As someone who contributes substantially to Mozilla, I find myself in agreement with mpt. The UI for this product is immensely flawed. What we get right is vastly overshadowed by what we get wrong.

At this point we're the browser that does everything, but the "everything" that we do is sloppy. The flaws range from minor irritants to fundamental design errors, and in many cases, mpt is right on the money when he points these flaws out.

The basic problem I see is that there's too much dependence on and too much (for lack of a better word) religion tied up in this one particular Mozilla browser that is essentially Netscape-controlled.

Until the cord of Netscape control is cut, the UI is going to remain sub-par, full of quirks and flaws that make no sense when the superimposed Netscape revenue tie-ins are removed.