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Tuesday September 28th, 1999

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#9 Feeling Sorry for Netscape

by Anon

Wednesday September 29th, 1999 1:57 AM

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the version-numbering wars generally aren't worth being fought tho. Personally, I have a hard time believing that mindshare in the consumer/business space is really that influenced by a number. Did communicator start losing market share when IE4 was released because everyone started believing that IE4==NC4? This is just one of the tools that microsoft uses every time it gets the itch to go steamroll another part of the industry (MS Word went from v2 to v6, suddenly at the same version as Word Perfect)

The higher the version, the more I tend to believe that it was a poorly planned product to begin with, requiring more iterations that could have possibly been avoided with more planning from the start.

for what it's worth, I think the first widespread release of mozilla should be numbered 1.0...netscape can count as high as they feel like with their branded versions.