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mozilla.org Releases 0.9.2.1

Tuesday August 14th, 2001

mozilla.org today released the source code for 0.9.2.1, which is the code that matches Netscape 6.1. This comes from the 0.9.2 branch, and is being made available both as part of the MPL license requirement, and as a way for third parties to easily use it to write compatible plugins and addon features to Netscape 6.1, as well as Mozilla.


#60 2 major players not guarantee of competition

by leet

Sunday August 19th, 2001 7:51 PM

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> In reality, I think that there will be dominate players but that no single company will gain that much control.

Microsoft almost included Smart Tags with IE6, which would make a mockery of hyperlinks. It would control every web site. In fact, it's still shipping with Office, so it is not dead at all.

> Smaller markets will be dominated by different players in the same way that RealNetworks dominates digital media, Nokia dominates cell phones, Sony dominates games consoles and Netscape used to dominate browsers. But then again, Microsoft is making inroads into all those areas...

Microsoft already is doing well on palm-sized PDAs. Ipaq has surpassed Palm in Europe, and greatly catching up here in its base. Streaming video/audio, consoles, etc, are not much different from browsers. They're easily co-opted through browser/OS integration, and most people I know don't care who makes what. At least they don't bother to.