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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?


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

by george <beg1@netscape.net>

Friday November 6th, 1998 6:23 PM

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If M$ does successfully, make sites work better with IE, i think the DOJ will fry their ass...

M$ really needs to be broken up. They put their 18 billion dollars in the bank to make open standards into M$ standards. This is just gay.

let me also say, Microsoft has tried to kill off open standards and it isn't easy.

Matter of fact, M$ wants to make email only work with Windows. Yep, this is Microsoft strategy to stop linux. Microsoft figures if Linux can't browse the web, then it won't become a desktop OS. I bet Microsoft would buy ICQ for a lot just say linux wouldn't get ICQ. ICQ is currently a proprietary service, because you can only talk to other people who use ICQ, unlike email. Thank god, AOL bought ICQ. ;) What happended to biulding the better product? I guess that's not 'Whare Microsoft Want's to go today.'

But in about 6-8 months, i think Linux will be easy enough and have a GUI, but it would still need improvement, but its a start.