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

__/ [ Jim ] on Friday 04 August 2006 23:15 \__

> Aunty Diluvian wrote:
>> On Fri, 04 Aug 2006 09:17:55 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
>> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>__/ [ Oliver Wong ] on Thursday 03 August 2006 19:38 \__
>>>> "Hadron Quark" <hadron@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> news:87zmel4umx.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>>>> You are forgetting that Firefox is the route to a migration to Mac
>>>>>> OS/Linux.
>>>>> So what? They dont have to follow that route. And forget firefox : they
>>>>> dont have to promote it either. Let people choose. I can see no reason
>>>>> for them to want their own browser and the challenges that provides.
>>>>     There's this theory that Microsoft is using IE7 as a vendor-lock in.
>>>> Basically, previous versions of IE did not correctly implement HTML and
>>>> CSS. However, for whatever reasons, they managed to capture the majority
>>>> of the market share (80% to 95%, depending on who you ask). Because of
>>>> this, some web developers write their web sites in such a way that it
>>>> "looks right" in IE, even if what they wrote isn't actual valid HTML or
>>>> valid CSS. And thus, all the other browsers in the world (FireFox,
>>>> Safari, Konqueror, lynx, etc.) will probably display those websites
>>>> incorrectly, since they actually do adhere to the HTML and CSS standard.
>>>>     So now you have these potential converts who want to give Linux or
>>>>     Mac a
>>>> try. They load up the browser (e.g. Konqueror), and decide to do some
>>>> online banking. They go to their bank's website, only to see a message
>>>> saying that the online banking feature works only with IE. Well, not
>>>> being able to do online banking is simply unacceptable to these
>>>> potential converts, so they go back to Windows XP, where everything
>>>> "just works".
>> Not to sound like a Linux advocate but Internet Explorer, up to
>> version 6, is a rag-ass piece of crap.  It is the worst gui
>> imaginable. Ten years behind times. I can't speak for IE7
>> because I haven't used it but history does have a habit of
>> repeating itself.
>> The Trident engine, though, is the fastest available. A good,
>> tabbed gui on the Trident engine puts all the other browsers
>> to shame, even the almighty Firefox.
>> One in particular, Maxthon, the latest version of MyIE2, beats
>> every browser on the market in speed. It takes less than 20 MB
>> space, doesn't require a profile, is totally housed in one
>> directory and has every extension, skin and option offered on
>> any other browser.
>> Again, not to sound like a Linuxer, but it's also FREE.
>> It's only drawback, to some, is that it won't work on Linux
>> or BSD, even with wine.

Maybe it'll work when the user sobers up. *smile*

> damn. Started to sound good, right up to THAT POINT!

It's pleasant to see some admission (from Aunty) that Internet Explorer is a
wreck. I'd still stick with the opinion of some of the most prominent
Windows advocate, who recommend the use of Firefox and Opera while
criticising IE7 for a plethora of reasons. Users are yet to witness the
problems that IE7 will introduce; not only to end users, but also to Web

Best wishes,


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