Mozilla 1.0 Release Rated Most Significant Event of 2002

Saturday January 11th, 2003

Our final poll of 2002 asked you to pick out the most significant event of the year. Of the 2,454 people who voted, a little over half (52%) thought it was the release of Mozilla 1.0. The start of the Phoenix project was the next most popular option, favoured by 18%. With a 10% vote share, the release of Netscape 7.0 just managed to beat the personal epiphany 9% of you experienced when you realised that pressing Ctrl+L (Mac: Cmd+L) moves the focus to the Location Bar. Next up was the launch of the Chimera project, which received 3% of the vote. The two Gecko-based clients released by AOL in 2002 got roughly equal numbers of votes, with AOL for Mac OS X (2%) narrowly beating CompuServe 7.0 (2%). Finally, 23 of you (0%) didn't like any of the options on the list.

For our next poll, we'd like to know what you think about Safari. That's Safari. One more time, for those of you who think we're ignoring it, Safari. Let us know what you think about Apple's new KHTML-based browser and watch the latest results to see if others agree.

#21 same person gogoopie

by mbokil

Monday January 13th, 2003 12:14 PM

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same person gogoopie. I apologize, mac users are stupid. I was a mac user once but I got mad at Apple in the early 1990's when OS 7 reached an almost unuseable state with constant extension conflicts. I blamed Apple for killing my freelance company because of huge technical costs and lost time.

I think apple does some interesting innovation but I honestly don't see any technological advantage of the Mac. Apple just irritates me sometimes they are so trendy and brand oriented and worried about whether the computer cases have nice looking pin-striping while my linux box at home rarely has a cover on it. Users definately pay for Apple's branding costs and sometimes I feel that if some of their users new how easy it was to do what they were doing on a Linux KDE or Gnome box they would stop buying all that overpriced equipment. But hey, that is what capitalism is all about: if you can get someone to buy something for more because it looks great then all power to you.