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Re: [News] Mozilla: Firefox Surpasses 15% Market Share

__/ [ Hadron Quark ] on Thursday 03 August 2006 17:35 \__

> "John A. Bailo" <jabailo@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Oliver Wong wrote:
>>> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:2741791.kgJNqqSIBl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Mozilla reaches 15% of browser market
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>> | Mozilla developer and community coordinator, Asa Dotzler, said, "At
>>>> | Mozilla, we've developed a much better system for measuring users than
>>>> | what we had when the [download] counter launched back in the Firefox
>>>> | 1.0 days.
>>>> |
>>>> | One of the things I'd like to see us do is to transition away fromc
>>>> | ounting download clicks and build tools that let us celebrate our very
>>>> | real and swiftly growing user base."
>>>> `----
>>>>                http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=33443
>>>     I'd wish they'd say what that "much better system" was.
>>>     - Oliver
>> Microsoft should just bundle Firefox with XP SP3 (nee Vista).

Just as they bundles Open Source ODF translator in Office? The outcome was
"splat", according to a Groklaw contributer and some Lxer contributer.

> Out of curiosity, and at the risk of appearing even stupider than I am,
> why is even in MSs interest to worry so much about IE?  It doesnt
> generate revenue for them does it?

1. IE7 phones home and accumulates data which MSN uses to refine search
results in Live/MSS/

2. IE7 points to Microsoft sites and services

3. IE7 perpetuates the myth that Open Source is incapable of competing with
shoddy software from Redmond.

Many more points to add, so the list is by no means complete.

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