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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!"


#96 Re: Want to switch to Firefox

by dorsan

Tuesday July 20th, 2004 1:30 PM

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I think you will find those sites use Microsoft’s implementation of Java, MSJava. The good news is Microsoft can no longer ship its non-standard version of Java and new machines are actually coming with Sun's proper Java VM. Generally 1.4.2 but I run 1.5beta2. Banks tend to be the main source of these Java apps, and until the next version is released by them, they won't move to a compliant app. So unfortunately have to install MSJava back on as some of the people in my company need to access sites which still run their applications with MSJava. Give it time though, since proper Java is being shipped with new PC's future compliance will be forced onto the monolithic companies which are easily swayed by whatever bit of non-complaint software MS comes up with. Can't wait for XAML.

As for Javascript, that would most likley be a browser detection string, if IE {work} else { tell them to use IE and that all else is rubish, or better yet say use Netscape 4 or 6}.