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Full Article Attached Reader Opinion: Mozilla Needs Netscape

Tuesday August 10th, 1999

Eric Murphy, MozillaZine member and regular contributor in our forums, has written an opinion piece on the Netscape/mozilla.org situation. To read it, click Full Article below.


#14 Other Countries

by danielhill <danielhill@hotmail.com>

Wednesday August 11th, 1999 1:28 AM

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Netscape seem to only market in the US. Here in Australia, I believe market share for netscape is BELOW 20%. I dont have official numbers, but a friend of mine works for a large ISP, and they say thats about right. The three big Australian ISP's (Telstra, OzEmail and AOL Australia) all give out IE, and refuse to give support to Netscape users.

The most poular Australian site is NineMSN, and they actively encourage the use of IE. Most large sites use NT and IIS for servers, and again they encourage Microsoft products.

I believe the UK, Europe and Japan are similar. MS have actually invested in international customers. Netscape don't give a rats arse. Go to <http://www.netscape.com> and click on "Australia" down the bottom. Absolutely shocking. Try to add Australian news to MyNetscape. Good luck.

Now go to ninemsn.com.au, or <http://www.excite.com.au> and spot the difference. It may not be the browser, but it WILL affect the marketing of the browser. NSCP better get their fingers out.

dan