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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!


#72 Re: Re: Re: Re: First Neoplanet, now AOL?

by macpeep

Sunday May 27th, 2001 6:49 AM

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Let's face some facts here. Netscape 4.0 was released in 1997 - 4 years ago. Since then, Netscape engineers have been working on their next version of the browser. It has been thrown out and rewritten a number of times, and the current iteration has been in works for 2 and a half years.

Internet Explorer got from the laughable 2.0 version to the completely rewritten 4.0 is less time than Mozilla has been in the works and to 5.0 in less time than the Mozilla project has been up and running.

You're saying that the browser that was released after 3 years of development - Netscape 6.0 - doesn't even count cause it was THAT BAD.

And then there's Opera.. A couple of coders in a company in Norway nobody has even heard about.. Wrote a browser that is better than both Mozilla AND Internet Explorer in less than two years.

No wonder AOL is in talks with Microsoft!! AOL can't have much faith in the Mozilla project by now, which is sad since now, finally, the product is starting to get somewhere near usable.