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.

#49 a good point

by johann_p

Wednesday July 30th, 2003 1:26 AM

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the only problem is that the direction of development with the Mozilla to FB/TB conversion is going away from features and towards simplicity - and area where it is impossible to compete with MS. Even if FB/TB becomes more user friendly than IE, people will not use it because IE will always be more "friendly" to, ahem, install. Mozilla should concentrate on those users who need innovation, features, and power to do their daily work (not so much the tech geeks, but all the people sitting in companies, working with hundreds of emails, needing to do web research, having a lot a entries in their calendar (calendar app!) etc.