eWeek Predicts Mozilla will Challenge Internet Explorer

Monday July 28th, 2003

In his latest opinion piece for eWeek, Jim Rapoza tackles a favourite topic of tech columnists recently: are the Browser Wars coming back? Rapoza thinks that they are and says Microsoft's recent decision to only provide enhancements to Internet Explorer via Windows upgrades could leave an opening for alternative browsers. Mozilla, Rapoza argues, is well-placed to take advantage of this opportunity with its up-to-date and innovative technology.

#12 Welcome to free captialism.

by pkb351 <>

Tuesday July 29th, 2003 7:47 AM

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Yes welcome to free captialism U.S. style. There should be regulations put in place by the government to restore competition in browsers, OSs, media players so that MS would finally face real (no pun intended) competition. This will never happen because of the U.S.'s strong belief in "free" capitalism.

Another example of this free capitalism that the U.S. is so proud of has created the highest prescription drug costs in the world. Recently it has been reported that U.S. prescription drug prices are anywhere from 10 to 50 per cent higher than those in Canada. It is no wonder that Canadian internet pharmarcies in Canada are thriving and that seniors near the Canadian boarder afre chartering buses to travel to Canada to have their prescriptions filled. Most countries have regulations to prevent this type of price gouging in the prescription drug industry. Not the U.S. With their brand of captitalism the market is perfectly capable of sorting things out to serve the consumer best. It is best that the government interfer as little as possible.

This same thinking has been applied to Microsoft. The governmenrt should interfer as little as possible. It is best to let the marketplace sort it all out. This does not benifit the consumer. People are forced to reduce their medication since they can not afford a full dose. People are forced to use inferior MS software such as .Net, IE, Media Player, etc. There needs to be regulation to restore competition. I doubt MS would have become the monopoly it has if it was headquartered in Canada, Europr, or Britan instead of the U.S.