Wired News: Mozilla Wants to Rumble With IE "Although Netscape's decision in 1998 to launch the Mozilla project -- and therefore give away its browser code for free -- was widely considered to be a reluctant admission that Microsoft had won the battle for the prized browser market, Mozilla has since surpassed IE in terms of features and standards compliance. For example, the latest versions of Mozilla support tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking and junk-mail filtering -- none of which is provided by IE.
However, the project never has been able to regain the ground it lost to Microsoft during its initial four years of development, partly because the resulting browser always was marketed toward developers.
Currently, Mozilla owns only 1.2 percent of the browser market. Netscape has 2.9 percent, and IE controls 95.3 percent, according to OneStat.com."
Reminds me of a scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail: "Come back, you coward, I’ll bite your knees off!"