CNET Chimes In, States IRC Will Compete With Instant Messenger

Thursday September 9th, 1999's Paul Festa has an article regarding the new IRC and Jabber clients in development, and claims that the IRC will be "in direct competition with AOL's own messaging software", although it's not clear how that would happen. The article also states that Mozilla's beta will be occurring in 4 weeks, which is off by about a 3 to 4 weeks, according to a news post that came out today. There's still a lot of work to be done, but they are making good progress.

Thanks to Kovu for the news.

#11 The built-in IRC will compete with *anything*?

by Anon

Friday September 10th, 1999 3:14 AM

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Built-in IRC may be useful for those who can't be bothered to download a client themselves, but to imagine it'll compete with *anything* is a bit foolish... it ain't going to be a top-of-the-line irc client.

Anyone remember Netscape Chat? (Heh heh. Heh heh heh.)