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The New IE5 Feature Set...

Wednesday November 4th, 1998

George Giannukos writes in, "This article [a CNet article at Netscape's TechNews site] lists many of the new features that will be in IE5. Some very interesting ones I must say."

Sounds like MS is taking some moves from the Mozilla playbook. Who wants to place a wager on which group's solutions are more proprietary?

Also, maybe someone can answer a question for me. Why is it that whenever CNet does an article about Netscape, they always seem to have a MS spin doctor's words to finish out the article? Why does this article have no spin from the Netscape camp?


#13 Re:The New IE5 Feature Set...

by Alex Chudnovsky <b9678050@wlv.ac.uk>

Friday November 6th, 1998 5:28 PM

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2 george: about these new ad's with streaming technology. I guess click rate increase is due to 'newish' feel of that technology, after a while usage will go down as it was with usual, that's IMHO. Also as far as I know M$ is not happy with RealAudio stuff, and will bet on it's own, hence, knowing business practices, they will use some neat tricks to look preferably for users. IE will look preferably for me if Netscape won't work well with major sites like yahoo.com, this basicly gives a hint. Just let IE5-6 get more features, more or less based on standards, their share will grow more and more, and afterwhile we will get all new kewl stuff working in IE5-6-7-2000. Actuall I think that's what their strategy, and it's pretty obvious.

any thoughts?

p.s. so george be aware not to invest into wrong companies, consider some M$ shares ;)))))