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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."

Click here to read the article at News.com.

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 <haviv@erols.com>

Thursday October 1st, 1998 1:02 AM

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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.