Netscape Not Doomed

Thursday November 19th, 1998

Joel Caris writes in with this great news: "It would appear someone in the media figured out Netscape isn't doomed. An article at ZDNet suggests that Netscape isn't spiraling down into oblivion and has actually held its own against the Win98/IE integration."

#1 Re:Netscape Not Doomed = M$ not a monopoly?

by Stuart Ballard

Friday November 20th, 1998 10:49 AM

Isn't it interesting that just at the precise moment in time that Microsoft want to prove to a court that they aren't a monopoly, all these articles appear in support of their competitors?

First the halloween documents and the flood of Linux advocacy in the media (which of course M$ HAVE now used in their defence in court) and now an article showing that their unfair marketing practices haven't succeeded. How long before they're quoting this in court?

Not that it matters, IMHO. No matter the outcome of this court case, mozilla, java and linux have put the writing on the wall for M$ long ago.

#2 Re:Netscape Not Doomed

by pandama

Friday November 20th, 1998 12:09 PM

In reading some of the talkback, I found someone that said that IE4 is faster than netscape and IE5 blows away communicator 4.5

Being a linux user, I use netscape and always will. I have communicator installed on my win98 partition. I am awaiting the moment when I can test out the new nglayout (spidermonkey?) viewer. I want to see exactly how fast it is. Unfortunately, seeing screenshots of how it works ok for now isn't good enough. Let's get some builds posted for linux, windows, solaris and all other systems as soon as it is bearable to look at. Mozilla needs to show that it is stride for stride with IE5 and may even outperform it and be better at standard compliance. In short, let me have a build that I can take a look at!

#3 Re:Netscape Not Doomed

by george

Friday November 20th, 1998 12:09 PM

Ya, i bet Microsoft wrote the Halloween Document, so they could use it in court.

And Zdnet have always been in bed with Microsoft? I thought this article was intresting, because it looked like zdnet was support Netscape???

#4 Re:Netscape Not Doomed

by arielb

Friday November 20th, 1998 12:26 PM

These results are _before_ we did anything yet with mozilla. It gives us a good foundation to finally put an end to this MSIE nonsense. 40% of Win98 users use Netscape? I thought the whole point of Win98 was to knock off netscape.

#5 Re:Netscape Not Doomed

by Marc

Sunday November 22nd, 1998 5:44 PM

I think that Netscape will not only survive but suceed if Moz5 will be faster and will 100% follow the standards (DOM, etc.).

Raptor looks good to me, i was very impressed because the annoying refresh when resizing the window was gone anyway. :-)

Sadly I'm not a developer, so I can't help you coders out there. :-(