John Dvorak Uses Mozilla

Thursday December 12th, 2002

Michael Grant writes: "John Dvorak of PC Magazine has written a favorable article praising Mozilla. He says it is the browser he now uses." Referring to Internet Explorer, Dvorak says that "Microsoft has simply dropped the ball." He also highlights Opera as a high-quality browser.

#7 He's right, IE is Stagnating

by mesostinky

Friday December 13th, 2002 1:01 AM

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That is the word for IE. Where is the innovation? Internet Explorer has been in maintenance mode since version 4 came out. This is what happens with monopolies. Microsoft did its thing by "choking off Netscape's air supply" and once they achieved market dominance they stopped improving their product. I mean look at their R&D budget. Your telling me with all those billions Microsoft's big innnovation for IE in the past several years is what? Privacy Zones and an insecure/unsafe browsing experience? I'd love to see Internet Explorer's sloppy aging codebase try to deal with a properly coded Internet. It would be puking all over itself. Today it only manages to get by because of those who keep helping it stay on its crutches.

IE wins by default because it get shipped with 95% of all computers sold today. But now Mozilla and its offspring have show just how little innovation Microsoft has done with IE. Its clear now who is the leader and who is doing all of the innovation.

Of course being a better browser won't get Mozilla on people's desktops. Let's hope that A) people keep spreading the word about the best browser for the Internet B) Mozilla keeps getting better reviews with each release and C) AOL/Netscape steps up the plate and finally starts doing some OEM deals. There is no reason why Netscape shouldn't be shipping with Dell's and Compaq's. Especially since MS is allowing for this in the new XP sp1 "Program access and default's" feature. That feature is our key into the Desktop and Netscape needs to start taking advantage of it now!

IE is dead, Long live Mozilla.