Idiot Journalists July 23, 2007Posted by rjdohnert in Uncategorized.
Sometimes journalists can be idiots. One case is point Firefox Lite: Old PCs can crush IE
The guy thinks the best experience for users is to “crush the IE dominance” by creating a new dominance on Firefox. First, technologically possible, second, feasible? definately, make sense? not at all. If people are still running Windows 98 they have problems Firefox cant help. Creating a lite version of Firefox would be a total utter waste of time, first you have to figure out distribution, since Windows 98/ME/2000 arent shipped anymore the market demand would be low. The Mozilla organization would have to find resources in order to promote the product. Why do this when alternatives do exist on Windows. K-Meleon is already a reality. Opera is another browser that works with pre Windows ME systems and requires less system resources. Work on promoting existing projects and products and save the “Doom to IE” anvil for later. Firefox on legacy systems would be an utter waste of time and resources.