22.10.04

FIBB

(from the ISED-L listserv):
Friday
Is
Browser
Diversity
Day


What is Bi-Browseralism?
It is using more than one browser to accomplish your web browsing needs.

A little history.
  • The Internet is not owned by anyone.
  • It is a global communal effort to facilitate communication.
  • Most people use the Internet via a web browser.
  • Microsoft tried to take over the browser market (and therefore, in a way, the Internet) by using their market dominance to destroy their chief browser competitor, Netscape. This is not my opinion, Microsoft was convicted of just this in a massive anti-trust case a few years ago.

Netscape went under but the computer source code of the Netscape browser was donated to the open source programming community. Many people have contributed to this code over the years and have helped forge a wonderful new browser called FireFox.

FireFox is not perfect. For some things Explorer will work better.
So don't get rid of Explorer, just add FireFox, and by this small act accomplish two things:

1. Improve your web browsing experience.
2. Help make sure the Internet stays a free and undominated resource for everyone.

Freedom is On The March


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And then there's this fromBlogography: "FQ Quantum Leap: You have been given a one-time-only opportunity to travel back in time and interfere with history! Would you do it? Sure! Where would you go and what would you try to change? I'd go back to when Microsoft was first starting out and sabotage the company... that way, I wouldn't have to freak out about trying to make web sites render properly on Window's crappy 'Internet Explorer' program because Windows wouldn't exist."

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