Mozilla Article at; MS Trips Up in Messaging War

Friday August 13th, 1999

Paul Festa of takes another shot at summarizing the state of the browser war.

Also, in other news on the MS/AOL fistfight, it appears MS has tripped up (free subscription required at the N.Y. Times site). Someone from MS apparently posed as an independent programmer, and wrote a letter to Richard Smith, a computer security expert with significant clout with the press, detailing supposed security issues raised by AOL's blocking of MSN Messenger clients.

Smith traced the mail back to Microsoft. Microsoft apparently hasn't found the culprit, but they used the opportunity to state the same attack on AOL seen in the forged letter - "It's unfortunate they're putting user security at risk."

#31 Better Idea

by Anon

Sunday August 15th, 1999 10:34 AM

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I am not THAT keen on IM. I use it just to keep up with my friends that prefer IM before email and phone.

But it could be a worthy project to work upon. In fact, I certain that someone has started on it already.