Influential PC Magazine columnist John C. Dvorak in his article “Upstarts Attack Microsoft Slackers” pans Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and strongly endorses the Mozilla browser and its Netscape derivative, as well as the Opera browser: ‘…A lot of people have been switching their browsers from Internet Explorer to Mozilla 1.1, Opera 7, or even the new Netscape Navigator (now based on the Mozilla code). Count me in. For most of my browsing, I’ve moved from IE to Mozilla. The way I see it, Microsoft has simply dropped the ball, and there’s no reason I should suffer for it…’ The article discusses specific ways that Mozilla/Netscape and Opera are better than IE. Mozilla is now up to version 1.2 which is even more reason to switch.