ZDNet Notes Continuing Efforts and Innovation of Alternative Browser Developers

Saturday February 21st, 2004

In a ZDNet editorial, Alex Kidman discusses how the developers of alternative browsers continue to fight on, despite Microsoft Internet Explorer having such a huge market share. Comparing alternative browser developers to fanatical guerrilla fighters, Kidman notes that most current browser innovation comes from these small players, while IE continues to coast. Thanks to Adam Hauner for the link.

#12 Re: Re: Re: Re: Browser Wars

by jgraham

Sunday February 22nd, 2004 6:40 AM

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Here's some people who don't think it's a good idea: Google <http://forums.mozillazine…pic.php?p=p=205303#205303>

Firefox would have an awful to lot gain from being promoted by Google, however it's hard to see what Google would have to gain by promoting Firefox. I wouldn't expect Google to support FF (or Opera or Safari or anything other than IE) unless they start loosing significant visitors to MSN. The IE Google toolbar is a good defence against that, whereas a FF toolbar isn't. A Google branded FF would be even harder to justify (as it would lead to thought processes like "what's this piece of crap browser that doesn't let me visit $RANDOM_IE_ONLY_SITE? Gogle sucks; I'm using MSN")