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.

#68 Re: a good point

by YFan

Wednesday July 30th, 2003 12:13 PM

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Very true. But, simplicity (in the UI)is a requirement for Mozilla/FB to get people to start using it. Also, simplicity means less complexity, not necessarily less features. I think the current set of features included, particularly tabbed browsing and pop-up blocking are pretty good, though the tabbed browsing features needs some improvement (not everything that TBE has, but a little advanced than FB is at now). Once the users get comfy with the browser, they can use as many extensions as they like. And yes, I agree, TB by default, should include a Calendar application.