Mozilla Foundation Looking for Names of Organizations That Have Switched to Mozilla

Sunday July 18th, 2004

Bart Decrem writes: "The Mozilla Foundation is looking for examples of companies or organizations that have moved from IE to Mozilla-based browsers in the last few weeks. Please chime in if you know of any!"

#120 Komatsu Canada Limited 1,300 employees

by wbayer

Thursday July 22nd, 2004 8:24 PM

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Komatsu Canada Limited, a leading distributor of heavy equipment for the mining, forestry and construction industries, has about 1,300 employees in Canada. Our IT staff began using Mozilla several years ago.

The introduction of excellent anti-SPAM features into Thunderbird justified a quick rollout to our users. With an additional 150 users converted to Thunderbird about a month ago, Thunderbird is now our predominant mail client.

Firefox and Thunderbird have been deployed on our Windows 2003 Terminal Servers with excellent stability and performance. Most users selected Firefox as their default browser, flipping to IE only as required by those few sites using proprietary MS technologies like ActiveX.

I agree with some of the comments regarding simplifying large scale roll-outs, however the improved security offered by Firefox over IE, even with Active Directory policies in place, still justified our Mozilla deployment. I don't agree with the comment that a single monolithic application need handle browsing, mail and calendar. Indeed, we much prefer separate applications for these tasks, as this ensures that if one of the applications crashes, it doesn't take the rest of them with it.

For more information on Komatsu equipment, visit <>, or watch those "Mighty Machine" videos!

Looking forward to Firefox 1.0 and beyond!


William Bayer C.I.O. Komatsu Canada Limited