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Our Role In Netscape's Future...

Tuesday September 15th, 1998

Jason Kersey writes in with an interesting question for those involved in the Mozilla effort. Read on.

"You saw the features I talked about for 4.5, but now Netscape has posted a press release and has kicked off 'project turbo' which is aimed at win nt/9x users and getting Netscape back into their lives via defaulting all internet related things like browsing & email to Netscape& Netcenter. What I was wondering is, is this going to continue in 5.0 and are we going to have to do it? In my eyes, Navigator is becoming a tool just to get to Netcenter to make ad money for Netscape. Now that we are helping with the developement, are we contributing to Netscape's ad revenue also buy making sure all the 'smartbrowsing' and other stuff works? What do you think?"


#1 Re:Our Role In Netscape's Future...

by Jason <kerz@en.com>

Tuesday September 15th, 1998 1:13 PM

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Another few quick things. You will now notice that the "whats related" menu will more often than not have an ad at the top of the list then followed by what Netscape/Alexa deam are 'related.' While this works on occasion, it usually does not. For instance, what does "Clean Cut Lawn Care" have to do with mozillaZine? Nothing, I think, yet it is the first site listed for it. Also, you will notice that on sites like mine, which are not in the database yet, the menu has a generic list of sites that paid to be their like excite and others.

Other quick points to ponder - Remember the web based mail that was checked into Mozilla? Did you see the screenshots? Notice how it actually used Netscapes Webmail from Netcenter? Makes you wonder..... Screenshot - <http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/smartmail-shot.gif>

Don't get me wrong, I am in full support of Netscape and its efforts, just not of them hiding stuff in their to make money off.