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NewsFactor: Mozilla 1.5--Not Just for Geeks Anymore

Oct 20, 2003, 13:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erika Morphy)

"Mozilla's latest release--and its first, following the Netscape separation--has many new features that should please the general user community, according to Chris Blizzard, member of the board of directors for the Mozilla Foundation and a senior developer at Mozilla.

"An open-source alternative browser project for the developer community, Mozilla clearly was not designed to attract the people that, say, would gravitate toward AOL Time Warner. Or, in Mozilla speak, end-users. That is, those of us with less-than-high tech acumen. 'Another way to put it,' Blizzard told NewsFactor, 'is 'would my mother be able to use this?' Before, the answer was 'no, not really.''

"In fact, the changes in v 1.5 are not that dramatic. However, they have made the browser user friendly enough that Blizzard and others expect to see a general uptick in adoption outside the hardcore IT community that uses it now..."

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