Germany's 'Der Spiegel' Magazine Records Increase in Use of Mozilla and Netscape

Sunday August 24th, 2003

According to Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, Mozilla's usage share may be rising (rough English translation courtesy of AltaVista's Babel Fish). In an article about the latest set of Internet Explorer security flaws, the German newsweekly reports that out of 125 million accesses to their website, 15.1% came from users of Mozilla and Netscape, a notable increase since the releases of Mozilla 1.4 and Netscape 7.1. Meanwhile, Internet Explorer usage appears to have declined, with the browser from Redmond now accounting for 83.8% of page requests. Thanks to albano, Julian and Carl Watling for the news.

#17 Mozilla DireBird Stripped of too many Features

by peterlairo <>

Monday August 25th, 2003 8:08 AM

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> Close Other Tabs has beeen re-added in recent nightlies.

Great! Now they need to put "Offline" mode back, etc...

I might make a list of stuff that should not have been removed in the first place - but why bother? I still just don't see why MFB is supposed to be "better". Splitting the apps is not sooo desirable from my standpoint (although i'm not fundamentally opposed to it). The "plan" should have been to rewrite bloated code while maintaining feature-parity.

Confusing code-bloat and useful features was the biggest mistake this project has made since I've been involved (since 1999). :-\

We should be putting more features in, instead of taking them out. The trick is to implement them so they are not obstructive, whil still easy to find and use. (WordPerfect's context menus are large, but HUGELY useful - let's not imitate MS Word's feature-drought)