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.
Why does this guy quote anonymous sources, which are not correct (on the point of IM and mail) when everything that mozilla is and does can be followed right at mozilla.org? Has he never heard of downloading a nightly build? Reading newsgroups?