[Marketing-Public]Mozilla is not (quite) for end users

Robert J. Accettura marketing-public at mozilla.org
Sat, 03 Jan 2004 12:57:11 -0500


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Omi Azad wrote:

>Hello All,
>Sorry for my my interference here, but I'd like to say something. Still Mozilla need some features to be add to become in the hearts of end users.
>
>Internet Explorer can download SWF player automatically but Mozilla cannot, so this sort of feature should come in this so that end users cannot feel bothering for downloading the plug-in.
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>
You are refering to ActiveX support.  This is a proprietary Microsoft 
technology, by Windows, for Windows.

>JVM comes with Micro$oft Windows 98 and 2000, if it can run the JAVA pages in Internet Explorer, then why it cannot run Mozilla! Mozilla check if there is any Java installed in your box or not. It should also check for M$ JVM.
>
>Internet Explorer Explorer has support for Web Embedding Font Tool (WEFT), but Mozilla cannot show web pages made with M$ WEFT, for this reason users cannot see Multilingual pages.
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Another Microsoft exclusive technology.

>I think this support should come in Mozilla.
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>
Your beef is that webmasters are using Microsoft technology, rather than 
standards.  Mozilla tries to be a cross platform product.  It's tough 
(and illegal) to replicate ActiveX on another platform... that violates 
their copyright, and most likely several patents.

This is part of the problem with Microsoft.  They push unknowning as 
well as the technologically ignorant to thinking Microsoft technologies 
are universal, when in fact, they are not.

This is the same argument the Mac community has heard for years that it 
should run Windows software... when windows software is made to take 
advantage of Windows technologies, which Microsoft holds dear to them.  
Leaving emulators to provide elaborate workarounds.

Not to mention the security issues regarding ActiveX.  Users don't read 
what they install.  That's how most Spyware is installed.  As 
"plugins".  That is a good part of why Mozilla is so much more secure.  
You need real plugins.

>Omi Azad
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Robert J. Accettura
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