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!"
#43 For unattended systems, Mozilla is the way forward
Monday July 19th, 2004 3:31 AM
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My company manufactures Public Internet Kiosks which we place in various places such as shopping malls/centres etc. When we started off, we used a Win2K solution with a custom browser package based on the IE DLLs. As you can imagine, more time was spent rebooting hung kiosks and so on than installing new sites. After about 5 months of this madness, I approached the boss and suggested that we migrate to Linux. At this stage I was completely unaware of the XUL UI/Application framework. Imagine the pleasant surprise I got during investigation when I realised that I could build the entire kiosk using just Mozilla and a few other programs. Now, one year on, our uptime is upwards of 95%, the administration of the network (now 200 machines+) is much simpler than the 60 odd Windows machines in the past. All in all, it's been a good year :)