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Neowin.net Interviews Lead Mozilla Firefox Developer Ben Goodger

Thursday May 27th, 2004

Tom Graham of Neowin.net writes: "Ben Goodger, chief developer of Firefox, has kindly taken the time out of a busy schedule to have a second chat with Neowin.net. Development of Firefox, XUL and the future of Firefox all come up with some interesting answers. Read on for an interesting interview, and thanks again to Ben for taking the time."


#13 Re: Reply

by Gnu

Saturday May 29th, 2004 12:48 AM

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Download size still means a lot to a lot of folks, and can potentially turn people away from trying out applications. You and I may not think anything of pulling a 10MB file, but folks on dial-up or worse will give it a miss if they feel "comfortable" with the products they already use, not being willing to have a go at a better alternative if it's inconvenient. High-speed connections are hardly with the worldwide majority of users, so size matters a great deal.