New Portal for the Sun/Netscape Alliance

Wednesday July 21st, 1999

Sun and Netscape have named their new alliance - iPlanet - and have a new portal site (based on the my.netscape portal).

Thanks to Peter Fabian for the news.

#10 Makes sense, actually

by Kovu <>

Thursday July 22nd, 1999 6:55 PM

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Netscape did burn a lot of developers. :/ Also, I think the name Netscape is too tied into the Web browser for anyone to take seriously as server software. I mean Composer's okay but it doesn't do frames and it's just not a great example, and Navigator and just about all of Netscape's products turn over at an insane rate, and even if the server software doesn't do the same it might, again, not be taken seriously. Best to scratch the image (but NOT for the browser) for the server side and have a name that can be associated with a professional product and a stable one from day 1.