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.
#46 Particularly given Opera's idiotic $30 price tag
Wednesday March 22nd, 2000 6:52 PM
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That these guys think they can charge for a browser is beyond my comprehension, especially once Mozilla really hits home this year. They'll fold. That's just like Amiga browsers, AWeb, IBrowse, etc. don't support Java or even proper layout but charge over $50 and $35 apiece! Wish we could get some support on the Amiga port, but likely it won't be until the NGAmigaOS comes out.