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.

#35 New Browser War? Not very likely by now or soon.

by zookqvalem

Tuesday July 29th, 2003 8:24 PM

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Micro$oft own more that around 85% of the world's computers. And the IE is now integrated with Windows starting now and/or with the next Windows release. You have a lot of people who don't know much about computers. So, the new browser war isn't right around the corner at this moment.

We should let other things mature some more. Like Linux growing and maturing over the time. Apple now discontinuing with the IE. And so on. Plus the evolution of the Gecko technology that had already is past it's baby stage and is maturing. It will be a while for Gecko to mature some more but the end result is already noticable.

If you're saying the browser war is now, then it's an uphill battle for Mozilla because it's not there yet.