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.
#27 CNET really give me the s**ts
by danielhill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thursday October 7th, 1999 8:20 PM
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As I posted in another talkback article here, CNet and the rest of the media have a serious grudge against the Mozilla project. This sounds a bit like the John Laws and the banks story here in Australia, but in reverse.
At first CNet were positive about Mozilla, then I guess Microsoft paid them off (I notice heaps of MS ads on their site) and CNet changed their tune.
Well CNet, Wired and ZDNet, you can all get f*cked. I'll be getting my tech news from an impartial source: The Register <http://www.theregister.co.uk> And they are first anyway :)