Mozilla’s chief operating officer John Lilly has hit out at Apple’s Steve Jobs, calling his plans for building Safari’s market share “out of date” and “duopolistic”. Lilly made his comments following Jobs’ recent keynote at Apple’s worldwide developers conference, where the Mac maker unveiled a version of the Safari browser that is designed to run on Windows Vista or XP.
In the speech predicting how Apple would grow its market share, Jobs showed a slide with Safari dominating almost a quarter of the market — a market only shared with a single other browser, Internet Explorer.
Lilly doesn’t believe this was an ommission or simplification, but instead an indication that Jobs is hoping to steal the users of Firefox and other smaller browsers in order to run a “duopoly” with Redmond.
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