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By glazou on Saturday 18 September 2004, 09:33 - Mozilla
Netscape lost it, and Internet Explorer won only a battle. People, the browser war is finally over. Get Firefox.
What about opera?
What about XML-support.
Until now it lacks some features.
Bien, bien, encore 75% d'internautes à convaincre ...
>> People, the browser war is finally over. Get Firefox.
How can you win the browser war with IE still have more than 80% market share?
No my friend, round 2 of the browser wars have JUST STARTED. ^_^
The browser wars never really stopped, they just took a break while the playing field had a make over. The old browser wars were just fighting over who had the best HTML extensions, but now they're fighting over which is the most secure, which is the most user friendly, and, to a lesser extent (not so much for average user), the most standards compliant. Microsoft decided to rest for the last few years while the best browser in the world has been developed, and it is set to take the world by storm! The browser wars aren't over yet, but the winner has been decided!
The only thing I fear is that Microsoft has awoken it's IE team, and they could really put up some work to par with FireFox quite easily to my point of view. The only thing that is an advantage for FireFox is that IE is tied to Windows (in theory).
And if microsoft changes their mind and release backwards compatible of IE for old Windows platform, I wonder if someone is going to sue them for lying that IE was too tied with the system to be removed (because we all know it was a blatant lie).
Too bad that the version upgrading wouldn't be a real argument to prove that lie...
Firefox mostly brings open source to the mainstream. (The Firefox Generation www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=...
What sets Firefox above IE is its Extensions, Themes, and direct response to user suggusted features. The entire interface is basically customizeable with the right extensions, and it is so much easier for people to get at 5MB rather than 35MB. Say all you want about the reawakening of the IE team, but they'll never be able to compete with the Mozilla infrastructure without completely overhauling IE. To do that after they announced IE is supposed to no longer be and with the major push back of Longhorn, MS will need to make a priority call.
The browser wars aren't over, they're just beginning. (albeit for a second time)
Well, it's not like Microsoft can dump a free version of IE on the public and destroy Firefox's commercial strategy Revenge is sweet. Freedom is equality.
I believe the browser wars are over, and Microsoft won.
However, a new war began a couple years ago with the release of Mozilla 1.0: the standards wars. Firefox is another missile in this new war.
Microsoft has a distinct disadvantage in the fight for standards, because they continually dismisses standards, or at least only pay lip service to them. they also don't know how to compete in a market anymore... that's why they are so afraid of Open Source.
As for IE, don't expect any rendering engine improvements. In the two chats so far with the newly remustered IE team, they say Microsoft is committed to standards and listening to their users, all hedged with statements that amount to "we're not promising anything". We might see UI changes (such as tab browsing), but these will only be done if Microsoft can justify the marketing value for keeping users from switching to modern browsers.
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