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 <>

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 <> And they are first anyway :)