Mozilla Takes on Microsoft in China
Jan 12, 2008, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chi-Chu Tschang)
"Like most Chinese Internet users, Chengdu native Gang Lu for
years used Microsoft's Internet Explorer for his Web browsing. He
switched to Firefox, the open-source browser, six years ago only
after going to Britain for graduate school and finding most of his
friends and colleagues using it. Today, Lu is the London director
of business development at Netvibes Asia, which offers personalized
home pages, and spends much of his time working with Chinese Web
startups. He says he's frustrated because so few Chinese sites
support Firefox. 'I have visited quite a few Internet companies and
talked to their developers. More than 95% of these guys say: 'We
just need to make sure our Web site or our service can work on IE.
I don't care about Firefox.''
"Now, Firefox fans are trying to boost the upstart browser's