Bill Gates in his keynote speech at PDC:This poses three main problems for Mozilla, that I can immediately see.We've integrated more and more capabilities. You don't have to think, 'I'm going to the Internet to get this' versus 'I'm going to the local disk', 'I'm going to the local network'. That was our philosophy with the browser from the very beginning. We're going to take that to a whole new levl in terms of going out to get such a way that you know whether you're getting secure information, and that the right things can happen even if you're going out to the Internet
How could we counter this? We'll obviously need new evangelistic techniques.
- How can Mozilla fight an invisible enemy? With more integration, people aren't even going to realise they're using IE. Getting them to switch would be hell.
- How do I get rid of IE? With such integration, rooting out IE from Longhorn's inner workings may be damn near impossible. We may not be able to Firefox even if we wanted to.
- More IE-only sites If this boosts IE's popularity, inevitably more and more 'Designed for IE' sites (read: standarless) are going to pop up.