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."

#8 Who knows...

by wvh <>

Saturday July 10th, 2004 9:25 PM

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That's not a relevant question, really. At least, any answer would be pretty much a random guess. It isn't free. If it would have been free, if Opera would have been Mozilla, this might have been the operazine forum. Maybe there wouldn't have been any post-Netscape releases anymore, in that case. But Opera isn't Mozilla; it isn't opensource, and it isn't free.

I prefer Mozilla (through Galeon) because it intergrates better with my -mostly- Gtk desktop, and because it is opensource (in which I believe, philosophically). If both would have been opensource, my decision would be based on an undoubtedly totally irrational fringe feature. They are both very good browsers, and purely on technical merits (such as rendering and security), I wouldn't dare to pick one over the other. I would actually advise people (on Windows, non-opensource non-technical regular computer users) to try out both. Whatever, as long as they dump IE. :)

Mozilla has a much better (a *real*) mailclient though. Somehow that improves Mozilla-The-Browser by association - only one store to shop.