[thelist] Browser Stats Released

Graham Bird gbird at cambridge.org
Thu Jun 27 03:23:01 CDT 2002

I see it a different way. It's not that people are hanging on to Netscape 4
necessarily. It's that if they have downloaded Netscape 6 and they don't
like it, they can continue to use version 4.

With Internet Explorer, if you get a new version, it overwrites your old
version. You are then stuck using your new version whether you like it or

In my opinion, this is why Netscape 4 is persisting, and why it will NEVER
go away unless we come up with a "nice" way of suggesting people switch.

Perhaps another contributor was that Netscape 6 started life a bit buggy
(if I remember correctly) - maybe people lost confidence after they had
downloaded it and decided to continue to use 4.

Graham Bird

>Message: 3
>Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 16:53:43 +0100
>To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
>From: ashiel at sportsinteraction.com (Andrew Shiel)
>Subject: Re: [thelist] Browser Stats Released
>Reply-To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
>At 17:58 25/06/2002 +0200, Chris Kaminski wrote:
>>On Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at 05:43 PM, Tom Dell'Aringa wrote:
>>>You have to wonder, why do people hang on to NN4?
>>--some people just like the UI; they're used to it and don't want
>>to learn a new one
>   And indeed, some are simply not aware that there are new browsers out
>there, and don't want them because "this one works". This is the attitude
>of many older people - if they can read the news, see the photos of the
>nieces, nephews and grandkids, and look up the occasional hobby site -
>gardening, for most of my relatives - they're happy. Often, they'll have no
>idea that they even HAVE a "browser" - it's just "the internet".
>   Drew.
>Drew Shiel                               webmaster at swiftpay.com
>                                                     +353-1-2365705
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