Major Gecko Announcement!

Monday March 20th, 2000

Dave Hodder writes, "Yahoo has an article on Netscape 6, headed 'Netscape's Revolutionary Gecko Browser Technologies Adopted by IBM, Intel, Liberate, NetObjects, Nokia, Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems'. It also mentions Gecko, XUL and AOL TV."

Most of the names on the list shouldn't be a surprise to most Mozilla followers. MozillaZine announced the Nokia/Intel Internet appliance months ago, and there are well known developers from RedHat, Sun, and IBM making major contributions to the codebase.

Interesting, however, is the quote from Mitchell Kertzman, President and CEO of Liberate Technologies. Mitchell states, "Netscape Gecko fits well as a key component of our software, helping us create a better interactive TV experience and resulting in greater success for AOL TV and other partners using the Liberate platform". It looks like Mozilla's reach is going beyond the desktop, beyond the "Internet Appliance" and into the set-top arena.

#38 Re: Re: opera and standards

by basic <>

Tuesday March 21st, 2000 7:04 PM

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> 1. (Obvious) You have to pay for it.

Well if they do a good job, they might get paid putting it in one of those new game consoles...

> 2. Opera isn't open source and has > nowhere near as cross-platform as Mozilla.

> Sure, they've had the stop- start "Project Magic" going for a while, but on the

> UNIX side they're only releasing on Linux at the moment (surprising some of the

> "biggies" like Solaris, AIX, HP-UX and Irix aren't being simul-ported to).

Well as you say, they are "not" open source as you say, how are they going to simul-port?

> Still, Opera is indeed a nice browser, it's just that it's not significantly enough better (or even

>*any* better ?) than Mozilla to justify charging for it.

It's faster! On low mem machines, doesn't have a too big memory footprint to do basic browsing. I hope Moz will be able to cut down to that level ( or even lower!).