Andkon Proposes New Design for Mozilla Foundation Front Page

Tuesday July 27th, 2004

Sometime Mozilla antagonist Andras "andkon" Konya has written an essay on how the Mozilla Foundation can attract new users by improving its website. Andkon takes a critical look at the current front page and the main Mozilla Firefox page before presenting an alternative front page design that he believes will cater better to the needs of end users.

#63 Re: the term "Browser" and the end user

by martrootamm

Sunday August 1st, 2004 3:55 AM

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That's because everyone basically knows what the Internet embodies for them (usually web pages) and "Internet Explorer" is exactly what they need. If there's anything that could be suggested as 'better than Internet Explorer' and that could still be associated with the Internet and networking, then it's Netscape.

Because 'Mozilla Firefox' only rings bells to those who have any prior knowledge what Mozilla is/was about. And five to seven years ago (and even before that) the big majority actually knew what browsers are.

So to me, this indicates no user education. Computer companies should actually do more to educate their users, especially those who buy their first computer. I've read some radical thoughts around the net that beginning users should get themselves a computer user license before they even touch the machine.