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Sometimes if you get together with other people who have bought the same package, and provide legal information about why they need to conform to standards, you can apply pressure more effectively!
Are there many class action suits against software makers?
IE is a solid family car which will take you more or less everywhere. FF is great on a well-maintained highway, but it can't handle bumpy roads.
Netscape would be the old VW.
1) ActiveX - I do a lot of windows development and web apps in Asp.net don't work very well with the ActiveX Plugin FF has.
2) Unfortunately there are still many that don't get websdesign, and ultimately to an end user if they use a browser and the site is "broken" or it looks bad in a browser and then they swap to IE and it looks fine, which would you use?
I don't think we will see FF gain ground until we see more sites code appropriately and some of the plugins become more readily available and actually work...
That's why I had asked what .NET control you've used that requires ActiveX...because I haven't seen one, and I've been using .NET to develop for years, without problems creating sites for FF and IE.
If you're going to assert that .NET uses ActiveX...show me...as I'm apparently missing something.
Another example: Small Business Server 2003, if you have a small business and use sbs2003 for your server, they use activex for security controls. Had a user that had a Mac and needed to connect to the network from home, worked on FF and the activex plugin for hours and couldn't get it to work properly.
Those are a couple, usually activex is in addition to some sort of control, not an integral part. Activex is not used as much as Microsoft would like, but when it is used it pretty much limits the application to IE and IE only...unless you have a plugin.