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Re: Why a license deal is ONLY good for Microsoft

From: William Warren <hescominsoon@trifles.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 07:10:42 -0400
Message-ID: <3F51D7B2.3070409@trifles.com>
To: Jake Robb <jakerobb@mac.com>
Cc: W3C Public Web Plugins List <public-web-plugins@w3.org>

i disagree..the websites me and my wife take care of were at first made 
in FP2k..however i went in and turned off all the ms proprietary 
stuff..we then switched to dreamweaver....we are now in the process of 
moving to Amaya....we design to W#C standards..not to MS's whims..

Jake Robb wrote:

>Just to be clear about MS's dominance in the browser market, here are the
>stats for about two weeks from my web site, which has nothing to do with
>computers (aside from being a web site), and fully complies with current
>HTML standards, and as such should introduce no browser bias.
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>Browser                    Hits          %
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>MS Internet Explorer     564540     95.2 %
>Netscape                  15180      2.5 %
>Mozilla                    5368      0.9 %
>OmniWeb                    3778      0.6 %
>Safari                     1602      0.2 %
>Opera                       605      0.1 %
>WebTV browser               504        0 %
>Unknown                     401        0 %
>Firebird                    299        0 %
>Konqueror                   106        0 %
>Others                       93        0 %
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>Note 1: The IE figure above includes all versions, including Mac versions.
>IE6 for Windows consists of 74.4% of our hits, IE5.5 15%, and we see hits
>from versions as early as 3.0.
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>Note 2: No, I have no idea what the difference between "Unknown" and
>"Others" is.  I blame my web stat analyzer.
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>Anyway, the point is that the dominance evident above means that whatever MS
>does with their browser, the other browser developers will be forced to
>follow suit, or they will alienate their users.
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>-Jake
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>Nicholas Chase wrote:
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>>Richard M. Smith wrote:
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>>>Microsoft already has a monopoly on the browser market.
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>>Maybe they have a majority, but there ARE other competitors.
>>Maybe those competitors don't have too much of a foothold
>>at the moment, but at least they're out there.
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>>----  Nick
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