Skip to comments.Firefox plans mass marketing drive
Posted on 11/26/2005 9:35:13 PM PST by Panerai
Mozilla is gearing up to launch a large-scale marketing drive when Firefox 1.5 is released.
Christopher Beard, the vice-president of products at Mozilla, said on Monday that there is a "strong likelihood" that Firefox 1.5, the next major version of the open source browser, will be released on Nov. 29.
Beard said the corporation is planning a "big marketing push" that will coincide with the release of 1.5. This will include a community marketing campaign that will encourage Firefox fans to tell the world about their favorite browser by publishing home-made videos on a Mozilla Web site.
"You will have real people telling you about Firefox's features--what's cool and great," said Beard. "People can create the video and upload it to the Mozilla site. The video will then be reviewed and put on our Web site, with a link from their location."
The videos will be hosted on the SpreadFirefox community marketing site, which will display a world map with a dot marking each location where a video has been created.
Beard said he doesn't know how many people will get involved in this campaign, particularly as it is dependent on contributors having video equipment, such as a camcorder or a Web cam.
"It's hard to tell. With The New York Times' ad campaign we thought it would take weeks to raise the money, but in less than 48 hours we had already raised enough for an ad," said Beard. "With this [campaign] it's also uncertain--are we going to get hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of videos?"
As the videos are likely to be posted in many languages, Mozilla will use international volunteers to filter the videos. It has already recruited teams to cover 20 European languages, according to Tristan Nitot, the president of Mozilla Europe.
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Good, I use it on both my G4 and my Windows... superior to Safari for Mac and IE for Windows.
I am puzzled from time to time however by little things. For example, I was updating some information on a site and entered a date in the required mm/dd/yyyy format.
The edits rejected the date.
I emailed the site about "their" problem.
I tried again a couple of days latter. Surely something as basic and as common as that edit would be fixed. It wasn't.
So I clicked up my old Netscape 4.7 and tried the updates. They worked.
There are other examples such as a recent "drag and drop" requirement in a site's window that Firefox refused to do.
I have no plans to try it with Netscape 4.7 and no plans to stop using Firefox. One day I'll learn what to do about the above. No hurry.
Firefox sucks. My laptop has 128k of RAM and Firefox keeps crashing when I open other programs. Everytime I call Microsoft to complain, they want to charge me up the as*.
The program always notifies me that there's a memory problem. What BS. I'm going back to using my terminal program and shell account.
Does FR support that?
There's your problem right there.
Does your laptop also displays "Syntax Error" too?
It's not ready for prime time. It's made of communism. Using Firefox helps the Chinese produce nuclear weapons with which to kill American children. If Bill Gates had wanted you to have tabbed browsing, he would have given it to you.
Sorry you are having trouble. I have been using Firefox everyday for pert-near a year, and no problems on my end.
I almost feel a little guilty using it for free. The creators of Firefox should have charged a one-time download fee of $10. They'd be rich as hell.
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I got yer tabs right here --> http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Have you downloaded Mozilla's other stuff such as the email client or others? I havnt, but been considering it.
Like most OSS projects they do take donations..
Have you upgraded to the lastest version (1.07), it has stopped popups very efficently on OSX and Windows XP from my experiences.
No, you got it wrong-
Firefox is to pollo as Sputnik is to IE and Safari, lol.
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