Jesse Berst Says that Communicator Won't Support XML!!!
Wednesday November 10th, 1999
Joel Caris writes in with the latest Berst burst of wisdom. Jesse Berst's new article at ZDNet's AnchorDesk is filled with such pearls as, "It now expects to ship beta of the 5.0 version of its browser suite next month... [a]nd without support for key Web technologies such as XML that IT managers and Web developers can get from IE."
Damn. And I was under the impression that the entire Mozilla application required XML to power its user-interface, and that it's XML support throughout the application was unparalleled. Silly me.
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#32 Marketing, MS-praising
Wednesday November 10th, 1999 12:51 PM
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What I love most about this article is the part that says "[Netscape] fell behind in marketing, forcing it to give away Navigator." Yeah, I'm sure Micrsoft giving away it's browser for free had nothing to do with it.
Is anyone else noticing a trend in computer-related media to make Microsoft look as though it got where it was through nothing but hard work? Granted, other companies like Apple, Novell, and IBM made a lot of mistakes that Microsoft profited from, but no-one is mentioning stuff like their not letting PC makers include Netscape, or the stuff that came out during the Caldera case.
I think the media is just after MS's advertising dollars. That may explain a lot of Linux FUD, (how often do you see a Red-Hat ad.)