Compaq Resumes Netscape Bundling

Thursday February 4th, 1999

Joel Caris writes, "This article says how Compaq has resumed bundling Netscape with many of its PCs."

Well, interesting news, but Compaq's motives are definitely in question. Are they doing this for their customers' benefit, or for the benefit of MS in their ongoing antitrust trial (which, BTW, they botched yet again today)? Is it coincidence that Compaq's senior vice president John Rose will be testifying in the case in a few weeks' time?

#6 Re:Compaq Resumes Netscape Bundling

by Rafe Colburn <>

Friday February 5th, 1999 3:39 PM

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Compaq has no incentive to help out Microsoft. Their goal is to gain as much influence in the computer industry as possible, and to increase their independence relative to both Intel and Microsoft. That's why they're backing the Alpha processors, which many people thought they would kill after they bought out DEC, and why they are putting a lot of effort into supporting Digital Unix, the old Tandem operating systems, and even Red Hat Linux.