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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.


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

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Thursday March 14th, 2002 1:41 AM

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>For an end user, there are two respects with which Mozilla is noticably better than MSIE.

Hmm, no users think we have better image and animation controls? Or better cookie management? Or better javascript and window (popup) controls? Or better history and bookmarks management? Or a better sidebar? Or better search plugin support? Or a better javascript console? Or better at not taking out the Windows taskbar or desktop? No users prefer our tabbed browsing or choice of themes or think we just look nicer? No users think that bookmark custom keywords or our password manager make Mozilla more usable than IE?

I guess they're lying or confused when they make these claims. Maybe we should work really hard to convince them that they are wrong about the things they appreciate in Mozilla and that they would be much better off using IE.

I wonder how it is that cnet users rate IE 6 so much lower than Netscape 6 <http://download.cnet.com/…64-106-1.lst-0-25.6985546> and <http://download.cnet.com/…665-106-1.lst-0-2.8105033>

It's good to know that we have omnicience on our side. With this amazing gift you have of knowing exactly what users think you've divined that there are only two respects with which users find Mozilla better than MSIE. Never mind what the users actually say. I guess we need to re-educate users to only appreciate Mozilla in the areas you approve. I'm sure glad that we got you and Microsoft didn't. With powers like your's we can't fail.

--Asa