可愛的Mozilla Japan 根來香里小姐, 錄製了這段影片介紹Firefox的一些新奇功能.
三隻狐狸是從外面找來鬧的, 拍攝地點就在Mozilla Japan的辦公室裡. 按這裡看更多
大陸的Browser除了微軟Internet Explorer之外, 另外受歡迎的還有以IE為基礎開發出來的Maxthon和QQ瀏覽器. 還好我們碰到許多的北京互聯網業者都用Firefox, 但是一般用戶比例仍低. 非.常.低. 原因除了IE本身的市佔率之外, 還有Maxthon積極建立的中國形象(開發者是華人), 據報導指出, Maxthon在大陸的市佔率將近三成.
Mozilla Firefox過去幾年在中國什麼都沒做. 光靠中科院軟件所支持的Mozilla中國中心, 還有幾位熱心的volunteer, 當然無法開展市場. 這也是我們此行的目的, 是一個向中國志願者, 用戶和合作夥伴的學習之旅.
Open Source也就是, 你告訴我你想要什麼, 我們才把你要的給你.
未來我會持續推動兩岸在瀏覽器技術和市場的交流 <--(屁話). BTW, Mozilla會在中國設立據點, 如果你有興趣參與, 可以和我聯繫.
Mitchell Baker, Mozilla基金會的執行長在昨日給內部的電子郵件 (現在也po到她的blog), 公告了基金會2005年的完整財務報表. 截至2005年底, Mozilla有將近五千三百萬美金的收入, 其中大部分的收入來源是搜尋引擎的分帳; 在支出部份有八百二十萬美金, 下表可以看到一部份的支出科目和金額...完整的報告可以按這裡下載. 總收入中, 有約一千一百萬美金作為營運保留金; 大部分的支出花在人事薪資和設備成本上, 人事含顧問費大約有二百萬美金左右. CEO還有高階主管的薪資, 要比許多developer的薪資要來的低. 行銷費用則不到15萬美金--便能造就兩億次的Firefox下載量, 以及超過七千萬名忠實的用戶.
(聲明: 我是Mozilla Corporation / Foundation在大中華區的約聘顧問)
This could sound a bit crazy. But any traveller might be able to help.
Firefox is a cool and useful browser. No doubt about it. It's becoming hard for me to go back using IE6 or IE5 while in any airline lounge (or public Internet kiosk). I don't think much of them have updated their IE version, not to say installing Firefox. However, since most airline lounge offers high-speed connection, it might be a good idea to spend sometimes downloading Fx2.exe file, for yourself and for the benefit of other travellers...sort of.
So here's what I just did. I was in the Thai Airway Silk Lounge inside the new Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. I found an available desktop PC, and did my first download. This first one was not successful since the wireless connection of this desktop PC disconnected. I then did the second download. It was perfect. I installed the software right after, but a pop-up window informed me that I do not have the access to the "Program" directory. That's ok. I installed directly under "C:".
The Firefox 2 launched perfectly after installation, with Google search in Thai. I realized that the "Latest News" RSS service in this region in provided by BBC (where in China, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea, it is provided by Y!).
One more thing, for blogger especially, before your wrap up your work and ready for boarding, you may wish to bookmark the RSS feed of your blog in the browser. "Blog marketing", yup, you can say that.
I sat in Thai Airway Lounge about 2 hours and the Internet area has been always packed with people. I do not get the chance to do this one by one. I assume that I can leave this job to others.
喬的Intro | 來自Mozilla總部的祝福 | 籌備幕後花絮(OSSF / 陳力)
Firefox 2.0將於明天上市. Mozilla Links上面已經有官方非常詳盡的review, 原來是目前RC3成為正式版.
對於已經是Firefox用戶來說, 很多功能持續地演進變得更好用. Firefox最重視的就是使用者經驗與需求.對於還沒有使用過Firefox的朋友, Firefox 2.0是一個更好, 更快, 更安全的網頁瀏覽工具.
由於版本編號的關係, 媒體也對於FF 2.0和Web 2.0自動產生連結. 或許是好事一件.
謹代表MozTW, 由衷感謝您的善行義舉. Firefox雖然只是個網路瀏覽器, 但它代表的是網路自由與創新的精神, 並且讓用戶保有選擇性. 這是我身為網路產業一份子, 所能貢獻的棉薄之力.
This Friday would be the annual Mid-Autumn Festival (a.k.a Moon Festival) for the Chinese / Taiwanese / Korean communities. In the past there are a few "standard" ways to celebrate it, to name a few:
My wife and I have decided to do something different this year. Since we are helping promote Mozilla Firefox in Taiwan, obviously, during this special time of the year, we are thinking about the "How-To" stuff...as titled. : )
Step1: Get couple bags and Firefox stickers (tks to Gen Kanai). Make sure the sticker is attached to the center...sorry, not that center, a bit higher, of the bag.
Step2: Find a nearby grocery store, ask for Taiwanese Grapefruit (柚子/文旦). It's certainly the best with BBQ and moon cake. This time we've selected the top quality grapefruit from Mattau (麻豆), a small village from Southern Taiwan. We pick smaller ones, which are sweeter and juicy. They also smell good at their butt, really :-P
Step3: Pack them.
Step4: Make those bags line up as an "F", or any shape that looks good.
Step5: Give it to your friends and relatives, best with a FF CD-Rom (if for the elder). Happy Moon Festival!!
(photo upcoming soon)
We can tell people are happy about what we do. In the Chinese / Taiwanese community, Good food / fruit is always one of the best marketing tools. Next year we might do FF moon cake, before that, we might make a FF boat for annual dragon-boat festival.