[MUD-Dev] Web vs. Java client

Jeff Fuller jfuller at originmail.com
Fri Nov 7 14:57:20 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003


Eric Merritt said:

> As for downloading software, The java vm that sun is currenly
> offering is around 14 megs, the current download mozilla.org is
> offering for windows is around 11 megs. So the mozilla download is
> much smaller. I am not sure if the above previously mentioned apps
> will work with it, but Mozilla Firebird is actually around six
> megs to download.

You are much more likely to get people to download a plug-in for
their current browser then you are to get them to choose a new
browser. Allow people to stay within their comfort level and your
more likely to gain acceptance.

Less technical people are even more likely to balk at loading up a
new browser.
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