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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.


#62 interesting info indeed

by johann_p

Wednesday July 30th, 2003 9:36 AM

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I wish there was more discussion going on into that direction: getting some real innovation into the beast. I am not sure about the "monolithic suite": I agree that the underlying design should be more modular. But how to best interact with the user - make available all the functionality, some of it quite complex, and still maintain a clear and easy to use UI is hard to say. It might be that using several different programs, maybe even with extensions, is making things even more complicated. I cannot say I know and I think that this cannot really be solved without testing different approaches with selected user groups. The fact that MS really does not do it well should not imply that it is not possible :)