Firefox is useless?
Posted Apr 6, 2007 0:35 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Firefox is useless?
Parent article: Two approaches to Flash
In all honesty, for those very people, Firefox is useless.
It does nothing truly remarkable that IE does not,
Firefox does tabbed browsing, popup blocking, warning the
user before executing downloaded software, and it supports
add-ons that do gazillions of other usefull things. It
also runs on more platforms and operating systems than IE.
I believe the point is that for the people in question, none of these features are truly remarkable. And I agree. They don't want great; they want tolerable.
Sure, IE has added some of these features in version 7,
but there never would have been a version 7 without
This is even less motivation than tabbed browsing, etc. for these simple users. They aren't going to switch browsers just to put pressure on Microsoft to improve its product. And neither will one of these users use Gnash just to send a message to Adobe.
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