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.
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#6 Re:Editorial: NGLayout in Communicator 5.0 - Truth
by paul <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday October 2nd, 1998 12:49 AM
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Im really saddened by netscape's loss in the marketplace. I mean, these guys seem like they WANT to loose.
Have you seen their netcenter site? Why on earth do they not actively promote the download of netscape. It took me quite some time to study that page to find out where to click to get the netscape software??
Netscape HAS to get back to its roots - turn to the net for help. I have yet to see any effort on their part of ativily promoting mozilla. Why do they expect a site like this (good work by the way) has to do this evangelizing for them. Why is that microsoft has their entire company brainwashed to promote IE where they can, but Netscape shunts this?
As for NGLayout not going into 5.0, i think that is a BIG mistake. The whole world is curious as to how this whole 'lets drop the source code to world' will work for netscape. And when they learn 5.0 is an incremental improvement; ie. not really a net developed browser..the world will not be patient
no one will care when netscape 6.0 comes out...sure ill use it cause i dont want to use IE..but im a developer; of course i will/have to make an effor to keep up with the net. But joe shmoe will not
So make 5.0 the browser that REALLY wins the reviews...build a big campaign for it now...start banners and buttons to put on websites NOW...
Its too bad their short sightness has lead them to this point. Netscape still has a chance..but alas fate will once again kindly smile on MS.