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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!


#70 Re: Re: And it would be terrible news for AOL

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Sunday May 27th, 2001 6:36 AM

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"IE has been embeddable since several years back - that's why they [AOL] picked it over Netscape 4 to begin with."

Not entirely true. AOL originally signed a deal with Netscape back in 1996 (when Netscape and IE were still on version 3), but then Microsoft offered them an icon in the Online Services folder on the Windows desktop if they used IE as their browser.

Similarly, Apple only replaced Netscape with IE on Macs because Microsoft threatened to stop developing Office for the Mac.

Alex