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.

#6 This is STUPID!

by Anon

Thursday July 22nd, 1999 12:15 PM

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As a Netscape customer and user for many years, I find this an incredibly dumb and shortsighted idea on the part of Sun/AOL. The Netscape brand has tremendous value, presence and goodwill associated with it in the user/customer community. To me, this really looks like professional jealousy on the part of a bunch of folks at Sun. They don't like the fact that Netscape products are more popular (and just plain work better) in the marketplace than Sun products. They don't like the fact that Netscape products are largely replacing Sun products. I guess the top brass at Sun and AOL decided they needed to make some concession to the whiners, and that was to drop the Netscape name. Pretty pathetic!

Mike Crist