[thelist] Browser Stats Released

Joel Konkle-Parker jjk3 at msstate.edu
Tue Jun 25 13:41:01 CDT 2002

> > You have to wonder, why do people hang on to NN4?
> --some IT departments, particularly gov't agencies, libraries and
> the like, standardized on it years ago and haven't changed due to
> IE's insecurity and NN6.x's instability and inability to handle LDAP
> --a number of large corporations are still using Netscape's
> groupware product
> --some people don't want an e-mail client et al with their browser,
> and don't want to pay or deal with the banners Opera uses
> --some people are using NN's mail client, like it and don't want
> two apps open when just NN will suffice; NN6.x's mail client stinks
> like a ground sloth with mange, BTW
> --some people just like the UI; they're used to it and don't want
> to learn a new one

Adding to this list:

--some people simply don't know anything about computers, and they happen to
have NN4 there already. I used one family's computer a couple months ago while
visiting, until I discovered their browser was IE 3



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