Associated Press Review of Mozilla 1.0

Monday June 24th, 2002

MSNBC is carrying a review of Mozilla 1.0 from the Associated Press. The article states that Mozilla 1.0 is "mature and compares favorably with the latest versions of the three most popular Web browsers: Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6.0, Netscape 7.0 and Opera 6.0." The reviewer believes that Mozilla is good enough to draw people away from Internet Explorer but concludes that "most users will find it easier simply to go with what Microsoft provides."

#4 Getting an indifferent user to switch

by ma_sivakumar

Wednesday July 10th, 2002 6:22 AM

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1. Install Mozilla 1.0 in his/her computer. 2. Change the icon of Mozilla on the desktop to IE icon (C:/program file/internet explorer/). 3. Delete the Internet Explorer short cut from the desktop. Remove all short cuts from the desktop to internet explorer. 4. Accept Mozilla's prompt for making it the default browser and also enable faster loading option.

That is it. The use really does not care. Mozilla loads as fast as IE and looks and feels the same for browsing. Ofcourse, the logo and mozilla name is all over the browsing window. But the indifferent user does not notice (if he does he is not an indifferent user :-)

And most casual users tend to play around once in a while and they will discover tabbed browsing, ad blocking eventually and will thank Mozilla (and you who exposed them to mozilla) forever.