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.

#42 Are you suggesting

by jrobbio

Tuesday July 29th, 2003 9:42 PM

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There is absolutely nothing Mozilla can do about IE being the first browser to appear on peoples screens in Windows 2000, XP and the future Longhorn so maybe it would be best if we all came back to planet Earth and think about the possible strategies. Windows is going to be a tough nut to crack, but why not primarily focus on getting Mozilla into the other main Linux distro's like Lindows, Mandrake and Debian (I've seen it in Red Hat for sure) and let it naturally spread that way.

There are many here telling their dog, grandma and brother, but although this will add to list of Mozilla users the tactical edge would be to target people like Librarians and system admins who have the power to convert many others at the same time. Going back to Netscape, people started to use it because they had it at work or in the Library and decided to use it at home as well.