Full Article Attached Editorial: NGLayout in Communicator 5.0 - Truth and Consequences

Thursday October 1st, 1998

I've had a few days to consider the NGLayout / Communicator 5.0 issue and the WSP petition, and finally have some words to speak on it. So, click "Full Article" below if you're interested in reading mozillaZine's first editorial opinion piece.

I should make clear before you start that mozillaZine is an independent site, and the opinions expressed in this article and in past articles in no way represent the feelings or opinions of the Mozilla Project or Netscape. We like the guys, but we would never presume to speak for them!

#10 Re: Editorial: NGLayout... NS.... portal shmortal

by brian <>

Saturday October 3rd, 1998 6:59 PM

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I have to agree with those who say say that Netscape is putting too much effort into this whole portal fad. From my point of view (as an end-user) portals are just like 'push' technology, the idea seems good in theory but I can't see it ever being successful enough to warrant all the money being invested in it by different groups.

When I browse the web, I go to specific sites relating to stuff I'm interested in (bodyboarding, programming etc.). I check the news at specific sites like /., beoscentral and even mozillaZine. If there's something I looking for which I haven't bookmarked (either in netscape or from memory) then I go to altavista and have a search, or very occasionally yahoo. I have specific interests and I have no use for a site which tries to group everything 'under the one roof'.

Maybe I'm an atypical web user but as far as I'm concerned, portals are a waste of time.

and now back to the actual topic of this article.....