Mozilla Browsers Gains on IE

Saturday July 10th, 2004

Anonymous writes in with a link to a story on PC talking about how the recent IE security vulnerabilities have started to impact current browser marketshare. It goes on to state that Mozilla/Netscape browsers share of the market according to WebSideStory has gone up 26% in the last month, gaining almost an entire percentage point overall, with IE losing 1 percent of its share. It attributes this to people trying out Mozilla based browsers because of concerns for security, and points out, "Once people start examining the features of Mozilla versus Internet Explorer instead of looking at a brand name... I think they'll see there's a lot more value."

#20 Re: Re: Does CERT list "many" Security Holes in Mo

by arielb

Sunday July 11th, 2004 6:28 PM

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one of the problems with security by obscurity is that it creates the forbidden fruit temptation. There is more of a challenge to find something in closed software. Then there's the whole anarchist mentality against the big 'evil' companies (my personal view is that Microsoft is not actually 'evil' which why I pretty much yawned at the whole DOJ thing. I view it as a stumbling block to innovation. while granting that they are capable of innovating when they are pushed hard enough, they end up stagnating after winning. It's a big challenge for us and the only way to counter that is to produce a unambiguosly technically superior product)