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.

#42 Excuse me, but MS and BG didn't invent mouse wheel

by olsonbw

Wednesday March 22nd, 2000 12:00 PM

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Microsoft and Bill Gates did not invent the mouse wheel. A small company (mouse systems "3d mouse") invented it. MajorSuck (MS) was the first company to "popularize" the "wheel mouse". Please get the facts straight. MS invents nothing. MS creates nothing. They "borrow" everything from somewhere else. BG wouldn't know the difference between his ass hole and a hole in the ground if he didn't have a book or video explaining it.