Linked by Matt Brewer on Fri 12th Dec 2003 20:43 UTC
Internet Explorer The new version of Internet Explorer in Longhorn 4051 is version 6.05.4051.0.  Even though Longhorn is many years away (if ever!) the folks at Microsoft have realized that people want more from their browser, due to popularity of the competition, ex. Mozilla. UPDATE: Longhorn 4051 review.
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*What* Popularity of Mozilla...
by Erm on Sat 13th Dec 2003 18:09 UTC

I love Moz and all, and I use firebird as my main browser on Linux and Windows, but I wonder how the author can say that Microsoft is responding to the popularity of Mozilla. Frankly speaking, Mozilla hasn't gained more than a little market share. See http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist/sep03_browsers.gif .

It's just the normal evolution of IE. They made big changes going from IE 4-> IE 5 -> IE 6. If anything, it's probably because of the popularity of third party tools for IE, like popup blockers and download managers (which, conincidently, have more downloads on popular Windows shareware/freeware sits like CNET's Downloads.com than things like Moz do)

Mozilla has a only a little bit more market share than IE 4. That's unfortunatly quite sad since it's so much better than current incarnations of IE are.