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.

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

by JR

Sunday March 14th, 1999 2:58 PM

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Thank you DR! Just like Sega vs. Nintendo--Sega always puts out first but Nintendo always puts out best. I personally wouldn't want IE 5.0 on my system, God knows what it will do to my registries, will this version blow up Quicktime completely?

In the end, CR, if you honestly think Windows is going to keep its dominance in the industry for much beyond this year you are sorely wrong--the new Amigas come out this year and Windows next consumer version is an embarassing two years off at least. Also, I think you are overestimating the anticipation level for IE 5. What made IE 4 so popular was A) AOL and B) Windows 98--but what is there for IE 5? AOL doesn't give a rat's arse, they won't change anytime soon. And since there is no new version of Windows coming out soon, the only distribution MS has is voluntary d/ls, and I think relatively few people care or even know that IE 5 is coming out. You are also not taking into account the trial! MS has admitted FAKING videotape evidence, and the latest bout ended with the judge actually yelling at one of MSs witnesses! They won't win on appeal, the DOJ has a significantly stronger case than they had with AT&T, and even if DOJ wasn't ripping MS a new one huge companies everywhere--Intel, HP, IBM, Sun--are all investing in Linux, much to MSs horror--because they are sick of being bashed around! It's over!

PS, I wish I could get in on development for Mozilla, but I am not a programmer, I build web sites and graphics, etc. and I am a writer. (<> NS wants help with content, I haven't heard it.