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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 News.com and at Infoworld.


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

by S.T.

Tuesday March 16th, 1999 9:56 AM

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Just as long as Windows will still have over 60% of the market. I do not belive that small web devices will be relevant for the browser wars. That is because currently the computing power (cpu+memory) you need for simple browsing is huge. And the requirements will get higher, as new standards (XSS, HTML 5, DOM 2) and media types are emerging. Internet is bleeding edge, so a browser is more and more becoming a full emulator for a virtual medium. That needs computing muscle.

So, the PC is here to stay. And Windows will not go aways too fast either.

And unfortunatelly, M$ is much closer to that desiderate. Their browser is already modular and easy to rewrite. Plus they have Win CE already ported, so the API is there.

Good luck to Amiga. QNX is a damn cool piece of code. Of course is a long way from that to win a market, but our Kovu is a beliver... :)))