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Communicator to Ship with Mac OS X

Thursday July 8th, 1999

Waldo has this great news for Macintosh Mozilla users. Waldo writes, "According to MacOSRumors, 'OS X is expected to ship with at least one Web browser (Internet Explorer if Microsoft ports it, Communicator 5 for certain, as well as a trial version of OmniWeb 3.0 quite likely)'.

Cool! Mozilla shipping w/every new Mac 'for certain'. I like it!"


#16 Hah

by mozillaBob <mozillaBob@digitalswamp.net>

Saturday July 10th, 1999 3:29 AM

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I have to agree with the previous poster about the reliability of MOSR. Im sure though that Apple will ship MSIE and Mozilla/Comm5 or similar Netscape offering just as they always have. What concerns me about the reliablity of that MOSR report is the "...if they port it..." statement. What exactly does MS have to port? If they don't touch a thing it will run on the classic API's, if they clean it up it will run the Carbon API's, if they really want to "port" it they could use the Cocoa(YellowBox) API's. That just doesn't really strike me as an "informed" statement. I don't Mozilla Dev is very active on the Cocoa API's so at most when MacOSX is avalible I will be using the Carbon API's. All in all I hope MSIE just languishes on the Classic API's...