More on AOL using Mozilla
Following up on pinder's posting "AOL embraces Mozilla", here's a few things to think about:
1. When Netscape had a huge market share and IE had the better, but less popular browser, getting IE into AOL was a big turning point in the browser war. Will this mean the same for Mozilla? What will Microsoft's reaction to the loss of market share be?
2. AOL no longer has any dependancies on 3rd party (IE) technology for the core of it's platform, except that their user base mainly runs Windows. What's next? Buying Redhat and putting together a Linux distro running Mozilla? They could make a self-contained OS/Browser AOL system that is a one-step install on your computer.
3. Finally, the move to standards based web-browsing get's closer. What will this mean for web development across the web? No more frames (please!)? CSS for layout everywhere? I can finally use DHTML for more than just menus!?! Will the browser finally become a platform for applications?
yes. this is very good news indeed. i'm an ie user myself, but as a web developer, increasing mozilla's marketshare is tantamount to getting back to the old spirit of competition driving innovation (and increased standards support). couldn't happen to a better browser.
HOW DO I SET UP MOZILLA TO WORK WITH MY ALREADY SET UP ACCOUNT WITH AOL? I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE HELL I HAVE TO SO. IT LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BE SIMPLE ENOUGH IF I COULD FIND SOME SIM;LE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CONFIGURE MOZILLA. HELP! LOVE RED HAT THANKS DAVE