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Full Article Attached MZ Reader James Russell On MS and Mozilla

Saturday November 6th, 1999

Reader James Russell has contributed a great opinion piece evaluating Judge Jackson's findings of fact and the effect that Microsoft's activities have had on Netscape and the creation of the Mozilla project. Click "Full Article" below to read more.


#2 Crystal ball gazing

by Anon

Sunday November 7th, 1999 6:30 PM

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What would the browser world be like if Microsoft had not existed? My guesses ...

* We'd have one or two almost-fully-featured open-source browsers now, and they wouldn't be Mozilla. They wouldn't be as cool as Mozilla is, but they would be more stable.

* Mozilla wouldn't have gone open source.

* Communicator 5.0 would still be based on Mozilla Classic. No XUL, and NGLayout probably wouldn't be introduced until version 7.0 in 2002, when Communicator started to feel the heat from KFM and Mnemonic.

* Those of us who now detest Microsoft would instead spend our time detesting Netscape instead, because *Netscape* would be the monopoly power.

Funny old world.

-- mpt