NYT loves Firefox

And not just because of the 2 page ad the Mozilla Foundation ran this last Thursday. Randall Stross of the New York Times wrote a scathing article against Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, and in favor of Mozilla Firefox. Very interesting read. I particularly liked this line: “Mr. Schare of Microsoft does have one suggestion for those who cannot use the latest patches in Service Pack 2: buy a new personal computer. By the same reasoning, the security problems created by a car’s broken door lock could be solved by buying an entirely new automobile.” Stross mentions that IE is running on code that hasn’t been updated for 3 years, and Microsoft doesn’t plan on updating it until the next release of Windows, due out in 2006 or later. I wonder how much their market share will dwindle by then? I’ve always said that I don’t really want to see Microsoft be ‘defeated’, I’d just like to see them lose 40-50% of their market share so that we can have true competition again. MS has proved time and time again that they are perfectly willing to let a product stagnate once its gains monopoly status.