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Time Magazine Article on Mozilla

Wednesday April 24th, 2002

Asa Dotzler writes: "Mozilla makes Time magazine, print and web. Seems that this reviewer appreciates 'the clever, stress-saving bells and whistles that come from millions of geek hours of testing.' I guess so called 'geek features' like tabbed browsing and pop-up blocking aren't so geeky afterall. Check out a scan of the print version and read the article over on Time.com."


#30 Re: Re: Browser history

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Thursday April 25th, 2002 8:58 AM

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"Well in the trial MS contended the IE existed before Netscape."

Ah, yes. Microsoft said they were developing a browser in about 1976 or something (okay, it was 1993/94). And they decided to integrate it into Windows while they were still developing Windows 95. But for some reason they didn't get round to licensing the Mosaic source code until early 1995. And even then they only assigned about four people to work on it. Got to wonder what they were doing with all those months of development time before then.

Shortly after Windows 95 was released, I read an article about Memphis aka Windows 97 (or 98 as it turned out to be). It said that it was going to have a built-in Web browser so they were planning the integration quite early on. And a preview of Nashville (aka Windows 96) - an interim upgrade that never saw the light of day - said it was going to have browser-style Back and Forward buttons in Windows Explorer.

Alex