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CNet On Communicator 5.0 Delay

Wednesday October 6th, 1999

A number of people sent in links to this news of Communicator 5.0's "delay" at CNet.

According to CNet's Paul Festa, who seems unable or unwilling to write a positive Netscape piece, "Netscape is far behind its main browser competitor, Microsoft, in two areas where it once led: technology and market share. Although it commanded about 80 percent of the desktop browser market just a few years ago, Netscape is now down to a minority position." Paul goes on to cite anonymous sources who provided him with information on XUL and a new email/IM hybrid scheme.


#1 CNet On Communicator 5.0 Delay

by masri <masri@nolex.com>

Wednesday October 6th, 1999 1:13 PM

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Oh well, at least CNET didn't just come out and say, "Netscape sucks," which is what they usually do. Their position sounded a bit softer this time.

Of course, why should we even care what CNET has to say anyway? The only time I ever read their articles anymore is when I see a link to them from another website. IMHO, CNET's articles are, at best, inflamatory to get more readers, which leads to more ad revenue. At worst, they could be allowing their association with Microsoft sway their journalistic integrity.

Either way, I say, screw 'em. Communicator is shaping up to be an absolutely beautiful product. Every developer working on this project should be proud of themselves. Keep up the good work!

- Adam