AOLTW Announces Sony Pact

Tuesday November 13th, 2001

Normally we wouldn't mention this, except there was a key quote that we thought should be highlighted in the press release:

* The joint development of an Internet browser designed for optimal performance, a consistent experience, and greater convenience on networked consumer electronic devices. Both companies envision not only employing the browser in future Sony products but also making it available to other consumer electronics manufacturers.
Could we soon see Mozilla on Sony devices like the Playstation or other pc based devices?

#67 Re: Re: Maybe....

by strauss

Sunday November 18th, 2001 1:34 PM

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It is true that Microsoft wants developers to use their proprietary Windows-only Explorer-only software format instead of Netscape plugins for all their usual dastardly reasons. One reason everyone had alreadfy moved over the ActiveX for Explorer was that the plug-in support in Explorer was always quite weak. It didn't support LiveConnect in any useful ways and had a number of gaps in important API calls. This kind of deliberate crippling is typical of Microsoft approaches to third-party standards.