Communicator Functionality Integrated Into IE!

Wednesday September 30th, 1998

Jason Kersey, MozBin administrator, writes in with some crazy news: "Want bizzare? How 'bout this? Netscape has made an ActiveX control that puts Netscape SmartBrowsing and Portal features into IE."

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And if you want to feel your bloodpressure raise a point or two, be sure to read to the very end to see Microsoft's truly twisted spin on this event. I swear that their spin would give a whirling dervish pause.

#1 Re:Communicator Functionality Integrated Into IE!

by arielb

Thursday October 1st, 1998 1:02 AM

That's very interesting but I'm not shocked-they want NetCenter to dominate the portal field (that's where the money comes from). It's consistent with the option of making IE's homepage set to NetCenter. Of course, it's impossible for any plugin to turn IE into an open-source browser. :) MS can laugh all they want but in the end, Netscape gets the last laugh-after all, users will see "latest _Netscape_ browser-Download Now!" on their screen instead of any announcements from Microsoft.

#2 Re:Communicator Functionality Integrated Into IE!

by Greg Hayes

Thursday October 1st, 1998 6:31 AM

It's not surprising to see Microsoft put their spin on TuneUp. However, fear not, I think this is just a sign that they are more worried about the Netscape and Intel support of Linux then they are letting anyone believe.

#3 Re:Communicator Functionality Integrated Into IE!

by Aleks Zawisza

Thursday October 1st, 1998 10:10 AM

Microsoft's spin usually gets worse as their position is more unfavorable. I remember back in the days of IE2 and NN2, they were touting their "marquee" tag as the greatest web advancement in history, completely ignoring the fact that frames were gaining huge support and frames could only be viewed on Navigator.

Whatever happens, Microsoft will always have something ridiculously biased to say, it reminds me so much of the government propaganda back when I lived in Poland in the early 80's.

#4 Re:Communicator Functionality Integrated Into IE!

by george giannukos

Thursday October 1st, 1998 2:59 PM

Well, i think you'll see some IE users download and try it because its Netscape and they want to atlest support Netscape.