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More on NeoPlanet and the Mozilla IM Project

Thursday May 13th, 1999

CNet's News.com is reporting the story we mentioned a few days ago regarding NeoPlanet's interest in taking over the Mozilla instant messenging project.

Thanks to Sebastien Bourgon and Jim Lee for the news.


#1 IM Project page humor

by mpt

Friday May 14th, 1999 1:57 AM

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Has anyone noticed the Transmeta parody on mozilla.org's IM Project page?

<http://www.mozilla.org/projects/rt-messaging/>

#2 IM Project page humor

by chainsaw <ping9708@ntostud.mh.se>

Friday May 14th, 1999 4:24 AM

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It even contains the same HTML code comments!

#3 Re:More on NeoPlanet and the Mozilla IM Project

by SomeSmartAss <improv@magma.ca>

Friday May 14th, 1999 6:41 AM

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are you talking about the

&lt;!-- There are no secret messages in the source code to this web page. --&gt; &lt;!-- There are no tyops in this web page. --&gt;

or is there more I'm missing?

#4 Re:More on NeoPlanet and the Mozilla IM Project

by mhanlon

Friday May 14th, 1999 10:41 AM

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The Transmeta page's been like that for quite some time now...

#5 Re:More on NeoPlanet and the Mozilla IM Project

by arielb

Friday May 14th, 1999 11:15 AM

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transmeta: all hype and no action. Anyway, anyone hear about IBM's new gecko ppc chip? heheh

#6 Re:More on NeoPlanet and the Mozilla IM Project

by Tekhir

Friday May 14th, 1999 11:27 AM

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Is the chip Gecko or Gekko, I've seen it called both?

Anyway its good for people with old macs, now they can buy a cheap system to replace them. And download Mozilla to run on it.

#7 Re:More on NeoPlanet and the Mozilla IM Project

by Jim Lee

Friday May 14th, 1999 2:23 PM

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What's this new IBM chip all about, and does anybody have more info about it?

#8 Re:More on NeoPlanet and the Mozilla IM Project

by Jim Lee

Friday May 14th, 1999 2:32 PM

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What's this new IBM chip all about, and does anybody have more info about it?

#9 Re:More on NeoPlanet and the Mozilla IM Project

by PhyberOptyx <robertpr@spamcop.net>

Saturday May 15th, 1999 12:34 AM

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No, Gekko is a chip IBM is developing for Nintendo's next-generation machine. The machine itself is code named Dolphin, the chip is Gekko. I wonder if the machine's final name will be Nintendo 128?? Anyway here is the text of a story from CNET news.com:

Nintendo officially announced that it will use an IBM PowerPC processor to power its next-generation gaming console under a contract that could be worth as much as $1 billion.

Nintendo's new gaming system, code-named Dolphin, will be one of several hybrid machines coming to the market late this year and in 2000, blurring the line between game consoles and home PCs. Such new systems will feature not only great graphics and fast processors, but also DVD drives, modems, browsing capabilities, software compatibility, and other accessories that will allow them to perform many of the functions associated with multimedia home computers.

Sony's PlayStation 2, for instance, can be configured with a DVD drive, high speed Rambus memory, USB ports, digital surround sound, and an "Emotion" processor that will outperform a Pentium III in certain respects, according to analysts. It arrives in late 2000.

Dreamcast from Sega, which comes to the United States in September, boasts web browsing, email, and compatibility with Windows CE.

Dolphin, which arrives in time for the holidays in 2000, will be distinguished by its processor. The system will come with a copper 400-MHz PowerPC chip, code-named Gekko, that is similar to the highest-speed processor used currently in Apple computer systems. The contract could amount to sales of up to $1 billion in processors, according to IBM.

"Nintendo's ongoing commitment is to provide game developers with industry-leading technology to create new game experiences for our players," said Howard Lincoln, chairman, Nintendo of America, in a prepared statement.

The Dolphin system will also incorporate a graphics processor from Artx.

Currently, Nintendo incorporates a processor designed by MIPS Technologies in its Nintendo 64 consoles. MIPS currently gets 75 percent of its revenue from Nintendo.

While the loss of the contract will impact the revenue mix, MIPS representatives are quick to point out that they will not be absent form the console wars. Their designs form the basis of Sony's Emotion chip.

#10 Re:More on NeoPlanet and the Mozilla IM Project

by blov.

Saturday May 15th, 1999 1:05 PM

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Considering that Nintendo owns Netscape (AOL) stock, perhaps we'll see a version of communicator for their next system. Perhaps.

#11 Re:More on NeoPlanet and the Mozilla IM Project

by brasten <brasten@creativers.com>

Saturday May 15th, 1999 1:37 PM

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hey, i got quoted in that article! that's awesome! =)

#12 Re:More on NeoPlanet and the Mozilla IM Project

by PhyberOptyx <robertpr@spamcop.net>

Sunday May 16th, 1999 1:10 AM

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The only quote I see is from Howard Lincoln...

#13 Re:More on NeoPlanet and the Mozilla IM Project

by PhyberOptyx <robertpr@spamcop.net>

Sunday May 16th, 1999 1:14 AM

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<<Considering that Nintendo owns Netscape (AOL) stock, perhaps we'll see a version of communicator for their next system. Perhaps.>>

OR, a version of AOL. With IE5. UGGHHH! haha AOL anywhere, that's what they're going for.

#14 Re:More on NeoPlanet and the Mozilla IM Project

by arielb

Sunday May 16th, 1999 1:20 AM

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AOL anywhere now means mozilla everywhere. Their AOL set top box won't use a MS OS so it's likely it will use mozilla. Of course it would be nice to see mozilla for win ce

#15 Re:More on NeoPlanet and the Mozilla IM Project

by brasten <brasten@creativers.com>

Sunday May 16th, 1999 10:37 PM

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the very last paragraph.. thoughtfully credit was given to "one poster"... <smirk>... but compare that to my statements in the talkback section of the original NeoPlanet announcement.