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Tuesday May 15th, 2001

This week's report features updates from K-Meleon, DocZilla, the Links Panel, and the new Link Element Toolbar. Enjoy!


#103 A Media Player and not a Browser Deal

by AlMalossi <AlMalossi@gmx.net>

Sunday May 27th, 2001 11:38 AM

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i think " But with talk of AOL dropping RealPlayer in favour of Windows Media Player, I'm not sure. " that is the thing! The german heise.de magazine also speculates that it's not about the browser (komodo is the name of a endangered reptile ..... gecko) but it's rather a deal to support Media Player.

From MS point of view this makes sense: They (think) they won the browser war, they don't care much about mozilla. They now want to get the monopoly in the Media-Format-Battle against RealNetworks (and Quicktime) to protect their windows monopol.

Mozilla as the primary AOL browser is not a thread to MS because there are only 30-40 Mio AOL-Customer and about 400 Mio Pc in the internet. AOL has just a 10percent world market share.... Microsoft has a 95% world market share in their fields

i don't know much about us market though...