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.

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

by S.T.

Monday March 15th, 1999 11:50 PM

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Ok, I this is at least the fourth time someone is repeating this here: AOL will not use Netscape, not even it will be ready. I personally heard Steve Case saying somethig like "the place on desktop is too valuable, so we won't be using Gecko as long as we still have this deal" (very approximative quote). And that's very understandable, he's not stupid!

Hey, are you kidding me with Amiga?! What standard APIs? In an OS??? What the hell are you talking about? POSIX? Win32? Which standard? And a few postings ago you were said "reinvent multimedia as we know it". How does that go with standard APIs? So, is that OS Open Source??? Look, the whole idea is too ridicule (or "on crack" as rgelb wrote:))) to even consider it. So, please, just let it go.

As for "Windows 98 is the last bastion of MS tyrancy" I suggest you take care, because you are going to be very disappointed in the years to come. It will take much, much longer. And lots of work, not words.

If my position upsets you, I apologise. But you know, ignoring the hard truth will not make it go away. The only way is to face it. That's why I post here: as an devoted Mozilla supporter, I think that it is extremely important to have the real picture about the situation. I am trying to show the weaknesses, not only praise the merits.