Government Approval for AOL/Netscape/Sun Deal

Friday March 12th, 1999

The DoJ has given a thumbs-up to the AOL/Netscape/Sun acquisition/merger/strategic alliance. You can read about it at and at Infoworld.

#12 Re:Government Approval for AOL/Netscape/Sun Deal

by Derick Phillips <>

Sunday March 14th, 1999 10:32 AM

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I think re-writing NS 5.0 from the ground up is a good idea. New ways of doing things can be written that can 1) Speed things up, and 2) Stabilize the browser. Things are actually starting to come together with Upon downloading the 3-12-99 nightly build, I discovered several additions: mail/news (not functional), the new status bar, and some Bookmark functionality. Of course this all takes time. If MS were re-writing IE it would take just as long, if not longer. But instead, MS just piles new code on old code time after time. I for one can't wait for the new NS 5.0 will showcase just what Netscape and Open Source are capable of.