MozillaZine

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!"


#23 MacOSX - vapourware

by locka <adamlock@eircom.net>

Saturday July 10th, 1999 2:06 PM

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Perhaps you would like to enlighten people how a product (an operating system no less) can move so quickly from developer preview to release, a mere four months later?

Anyone in the business would be tell you that such things are impossible unless Apple is going to release a bug-ridden heap of junk.

Things go like this:

Developer/Alpha releases Beta releases Release candidates Gold

Each stage normally has 2 or 3 iterations, each taking 3-4 months a piece. At a squeeze, MacOSX might squeak through in 9-12 months from now but a January release just seems ridiculous to me.