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.

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by jrobbio

Tuesday July 29th, 2003 9:41 AM

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"When Mozilla changes into three or more neat little standalone programs (FB, TB,etc) it will have lost its potential to become a killer app even more."

I found this mentioned on a site from a few years back: Killer apps were computer applications that either allowed people to do something they had never done before, or to do something they did often in a simpler, better and faster way. Perhaps the greatest killer app of all time was Mosaic, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications' seminal Web browser, from which all other Web browsers are descended. Originating when the Web had just a few strands, Mosaic opened Internet users' -- and software developers' -- eyes to what the Web could be, and has in fact become: the greatest aggregator and distributor of knowledge in the history of mankind.

Don't forget that Mozilla means Mosaic killer!