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.

#4 Wishful thinking

by johann_p

Monday July 28th, 2003 11:48 PM

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I am afraid this is wishful thinking: MS has an obscenely high market share in Windows-OS and most people already regard the browser as part of the OS. Should there be a problem with old versions of IE, MS will be the first to change its strategy. MS has gained a marked power where nothing will be able to stop them, no matter how good or cheap it is, simply because entirely different mechanisms are at work. Whith the market domination and power of MS, there is no more competition going on and no more competition possible really. Welcome to free captialism.