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!"

#68 Switched

by ohnnyj

Monday July 19th, 2004 9:23 AM

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Hello all:

I work as the IT Manager for a mechanical contractor in the San Diego area called Sherwood Mechanical, Inc. and have been very pleased with our switch to Firefox for our browsing abilities. I had always used Firefox individually both at work and at home but never made the switch for the organization. The recent security issues w/Internet Explorer promtped me to take quick action to get rid of the buggy browser and install Firefox which has proved to be much more security friendly. Everyone seems to be fine with it and no one has had any problems which leads me to ask myself why I did not switch sooner.

However, one thing I would like to note, and sorry if it has already been mentioned, but I would really like to see an easy way to install on multiple machines. Something like a quiet install that could be deployed to all workstations at once. This would make switching much easier for companies, especially large companies so one does not have to go to each machine to install the program. Then it would also be nice to have a way to automatically make it the default upon install as well as remove access to IE altogether which is available in the Set Program Access and Defaults section of one's Control Panel. But once again it is a pain to have to do this for every machine (even if I only have roughly 30 or so to do). I could definetely see why people would not switch if it takes a long time to do so.

Anyways, that's just my two cents.

- John -