Looking for that Interview with Chris Hofmann that Slashdot Mentioned?
Friday November 12th, 1999
Slashdot had a piece online this morning about Mozilla, with a link to an interview with Chris Hofmann of the Mozilla team. However,the server was soon Slashdotted, and no one could get on to the site. We have permission to mirror the Evolt page with Chris's comments, so if you are interested in reading an update on the state of Mozilla, click here. Thanks to Daniel Cody of Evolt.org for allowing us to post the article.
#3 The next IE won't look like an old bloated fogey
Sunday November 14th, 1999 4:27 AM
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Sorry to be the one to say this, Waldo, especially since Mozilla is my preferred browser, but Micro-Soft's going to make IE6 look all brand new, just like they're making NT5 look brand new.
Most everyone I ask thinks that Windows 2000 is a Windows 98 upgrade, but the truth is that it's the Windows NT upgrade. Micro-Soft just changed the name from NT5 to 2000 first to hide the fact that it's about three years late and second to hide the fact that it's still NT, not something better.
I'm willing to bet that they'll do the same thing to Internet Explorer: change the version number to a year number, especially if trying to make it as good and as compliant as Mozilla turns out to be harder than they think.