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Mozilla 1.4 Release Candidate 2 Out

Wednesday June 18th, 2003

The second release candidate of Mozilla 1.4 is now available for download. Read the Mozilla 1.4 RC 2 Release Notes for more information and get a build from the mozilla.org Releases page or directly from the mozilla1.4rc2 directory on ftp.mozilla.org.


#32 Re: Are there expectations for Mozilla going mains

by the_Rebel

Friday June 20th, 2003 9:49 AM

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A whole lot of blame goes to Microsoft for their illegal business practices.

This AOL/MS antitrust settlement is absurd. Just another example of Microsoft getting away with murder.

However, all of that aside, the primary reason why there is no one filling this alleged "need" for mainstreaming Mozilla is because there is no profit in it. In order for a business to survive, it has got to make profits. Can anyone describe a business model whereby a business can focus on developing and polishing the Mozilla code into a "mainstream" web browser product. Remember that this hypothetical company needs to provide technical support to the userbase. How many people would be willing to pay for the web browser? How many would pay for web browser technical support? Any other suggestions as to how this company would be able to pay its bills?