IE vs. Firefox: The Movie (Sort of)

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Grandmaster, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    10,574
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA
    http://www.rocketboom.com/vlog/archives/2005/12/rb_05_dec_02.html

     
    Kush likes this.
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Is it just me or were there some really weird peope in that video? :laugh:
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    Messages:
    13,256
    Location:
    New York City
    Yeah, watched this the other day. Amanda's giggling in response to that one guy's "because it's a fox on fire" comment was the best part. :D

    Haha...I like your thread title, btw.

    Edit: Just noticed you picked up the title/post from Download Squad. :p
     
  4. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    10,574
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA
    Yeah that response was kinda funny :)
     
  5. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

    Messages:
    4,590
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec
    YEAH OMG I WAS JUST GANNA SAY THAT about the indian that said a fox thats on fire, i died, that was too funny, i just emailed it to my friend and told them to watch for that part. Lol great post man i really enjoyed that video, i didnt think that many people that didnt know much about computers knew about firefox though, i just thought the ones with computer geeks like us
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    Messages:
    13,256
    Location:
    New York City
    Well, as the quote in the first posts suggests, it was entirely unscientific. Since it's not a live video stream, it's easy to skew the results. If you asked 100 people the question, and 50 of them didn't know what Firefox was, you could only include the 50 that did know what it was and ask them for their preference.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that - the purpose of the video wasn't really to see gauge awareness (notice that there were hardly any people in the video who asked what Firefox is, if any at all), but to get a general idea about which one of the two each person preferred.

    Besides, a large fraction of the people in the video were students and people from academia - that segment of the population is much more inclined to try out alternatives than the larger general public. If you sampled a different segment of the population, you'd get very different results. The awareness is definitely spreading though. :)
     
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I was impressed when my now-father-in-law told me he had switched to Firefox. I had never mentioned it to him before, he learned of it on his own and decided it was worthwhile to switch. :)
     
  8. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

    Messages:
    3,507
    Location:
    Sterling Heights, MICHIGAN
    nice :) ,,,on a simple side note, Amanda not too bad:lick: *runs*
     
  9. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

    Messages:
    6,344
    Location:
    Muskegon, Michigan

    :laugh:

    Horny lil bugger