Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jul 2005 19:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Asa Dotzler, the community coordinator at the Mozilla Foundation, said Tuesday that he hopes to attract many corporate Windows 2000 users to the Firefox browser, since they will be unable to take advantage of the improvements in IE 7.
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RE[2]: ActiveX
by Splinter on Wed 20th Jul 2005 00:07 UTC in reply to "RE: ActiveX"
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2005-07-13

Interestingly in the news recently IBM has started supporting internal use of Firefox, they control deployment, it works with most (not all) internal applications, the exceptions are few and mostly 3rd party provided online apps.

So it seems Large Organisations can "switch". AD is a problem if the corporation has moved to it. I know a lot of large companies still using NT Domains and/or Novell.

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RE[3]: ActiveX
by jayson.knight on Wed 20th Jul 2005 00:23 in reply to "RE[2]: ActiveX"
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2005-07-06

Hmmm, somehow I missed those headlines. That is pretty interesting, but IBM is an edge case; they certainly have a lot of resposibility to the open source world due to their commitment to OSS, so it makes sense strategically for them to move (instill confidence in their customers, etc). That being said, I really couldn't see a company like, say...Merryl Lynch (or any financial company) making a shift, there just isn't really any compelling reason for them to do so.

It is interesting to see that IBM says they think they can lower their TCO by customizing Firefox...they mentioned a "small" investment...I doubt it's that small to customize it for their needs. Plus it could fragment the platform, and what if their tweaks don't play nice with newer versions of Firefox? It's a big risk IMO, so I'm anxious to see how it plays out for them.

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RE[4]: ActiveX
by Splinter on Wed 20th Jul 2005 03:33 in reply to "RE[3]: ActiveX"
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2005-07-13

I work within IBM and witness first hand the "customization". It includes a different "working/busy" icon and extra internal search servers in the search bar.

I know that is the extent of the current customization, and I would not expect any more.

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