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.

#19 Well... they're right, unfortunately

by Anon

Thursday October 7th, 1999 5:49 AM

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Hmmm... I don't know. I recently had to install Netscape for someone that uses Windows98... Apparantly, all of the MS internet 'tools' didn't work anymore. And since IE5 is 'so tightly' integrated with the OS, I couldn't just reinstall it. So now they have all those megabytes for a browser suite that doesn't wanna work! Somehow, I don't think this is the future that everybody wants (as MS always says)...