Mozilla claims IE7 will increase Firefox take-up

Written by Jason Cundall

July 20, 2005 | 12:29

Tags: #ff #fire-fox #ie7 #internet-explorer-7 #windows-2000

Companies: #microsoft #mozilla

Mozilla is rubbing it's hands together with ill disguised glee. If it's soothsa... Analysts are correct, the Windows 2000 fraternity will migrate to FireFox en-mass once IE7 is released - as the W2K stalwarts will not be able to use Redmond's latest browser iteration:

Windows 2000 users are expected to migrate to Firefox in droves, taking advantage of enterprise-friendly features that will be available in version 1.1 of the open source browser

The Mozilla Foundation is expecting to see a surge in interest in the Firefox browser from enterprise users once Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 7 next year.

IE7, which will be available in beta this summer, will not be available to users of Windows 2000.

Asa Dotzler, the community coordinator at the Mozilla Foundation, said in an interview published on Tuesday that he hopes to attract many corporate Windows 2000 users to the Firefox browser, as they will be unable to take advantage of the improvements in IE7.


More from ZDNet here.

Hmmm... Difficult to see. Always in motion the future is. Has Moz read the auguries correctly? Let us know in the news discussion forum here.
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