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!"
#57 We have a WAHN (Wide Area Home Network) here :)
Monday July 19th, 2004 6:39 AM
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I'm working in a small company, which is specialized in SAP development, where I develop the middleware solutions. Since I had an exclusive Internet technologies based background, I'm actively and/or passively involved in many Inter/Intra/Extranet related techs and projects. I started using Internet in '94, and still remember Mosaic, Lynx, Gopher, Netscape 1, etc. I'm using Mozilla since v0.4 or such, and it's my default since then. Not because it was the continuation of one of the pioneers, rather due to the way, namely OpenSource. Although Netscape4 was a strategic disaster, it's been nice, to see Mozilla rise strong from the ashes.
Anyway, in all these years since Mozilla (in its OS incarnation) was born, I've enlightened :) numerous people with the usability, extensibility and features of Mozilla family. Since I program many web-apps and write even my shopping list in html, and use it on many platforms, I need something I can rely on and don't spend much time on bugfixes for different versions, different platforms, etc. as it is the case with the competitors, whoever they might be. And for someone like me, it was no sweat to persuade his colleagues to use Moz/FF.
Another thing is that I could also persuade ppl in our WAHN (~20 computers) to use Mozilla/Firefox, not only because it's OpenSource, but because of its 5S: security, stability, speed, standards-conformance and slickness :) (5th one is subjective alright). Some of our users are average guys, and some techies. Average guys are comfortable with the speed and no-popups, techies with the extensions, tabs and in-the-background features.
IMHO, Mozilla's biggest success is not only its "OpenSourcedness", but its standards-conformance. Long we have yearned for "write once, surf everywhere", and Mozilla is the most successful one in that direction.
From a features point of view, Mozilla-browser/Firefox replaced long its counterparts. Thunderbird fits where Outlook Express is, as well. If only now "something" replaces Outlook, be it TB+Sunbird, or something else, we would not only take back the web, but also the intranet!
Keep up the good work guys :)