Tech Journalists and Analysts Discuss Mozilla
Tuesday March 23rd, 2004
Several readers have informed us of Mozilla-related musings from tech journalists and analysts over the last few days. Nigel L starts us off: "Dan Gillmor says Firefox is nice, but IE will remain entrenched because so many apps expect IE to be the default browser. He's also sad OS X isn't sweeping the world."
Marvin Skorman noted that Rob Pegoraro of The Washington Post has recommended Mozilla Firefox to his readers, despite it being pre-1.0. washingtonpost.com recently started requiring its users to register to read articles online.
tityre and Matt Moyer both referred us to an E-Commerce Times article about Internet Explorer's continuing dominance, which also discusses Mozilla. The article reports that IE's usage share has slipped slightly to 94.8%, according to OneStat.com. The Netherlands-based Internet statistics firm records Mozilla's usage share to be 1.8%, up from 1.6% last July. If you want higher numbers, guzzi333 notes that W3Schools currently has Mozilla on 9.6% for March.
Finally, Matt Moyer (again) and Juha-Matti Laurio wrote in to tell us that radio commentator Kim Komando talked about Mozilla in an article on alternative browsers, while Rob Thomas informs us that Mozilla was mentioned in a recent Mercury News browser round-up.
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Thursday March 25th, 2004 4:36 AM
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I don't think so. Windows and MSIE is still THE major playing on the Internet, and that will stay like this for years to come. Most of the people at home, or work, won't have used the internet, without having MSIE installed, because that's what most of you used from the beginning.
Kids these days grow up with fast computers and Microsoft Windows. All we had was this great C64 and a personal computer with 8088 processor (IBM), at least that was back in those days when nothing else was in reach for people at home. We used 300 baud modems, nothing compared to the speeds my kids (I have four kids) are used to these days. We played with sprites and write our own tools and software, now they learn to use MS Office and how to make their own website at school.
Gosh man, I still have my own SCO UNIX OS with over 5 feet of documentation and now my son has his own notebook with Linux and plays with games and flight simulators (he goes to college, at age 12, to become the worlds youngest helicopter pilot) and has his docu available on-line, because we now have the speed we need for it.
So No. I don't agree. There was no Internet like we have today, without the help of MSIE and fast computer systems.
The more people using MSIE == less people that use Mac OSX/*nix. The more people using MSIE == the mozilla foundation failed.
That's it, nothing else!