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Dallas Morning News: In search of a better browser

Jun 08, 2000, 20:09 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Bedell)

"If the U.S. Justice Department has its way, Microsoft's Internet Explorer will face severe competition for dominance of the Web browser world. IE will be split from the Windows operating system to stand on its own under several scenarios in the antitrust case against Microsoft."

"Besides No. 2 Netscape, there are dozens of idiosyncratic also-rans still hanging around. Most fill quirky niches, appealing to people who crave features such as artsy browser looks, or skins (NeoPlanet), multiple viewing panes (Opera), speedy loading for Macintosh machines (iCab) or zippy, text-only Web surfing (Lynx). The world's first graphical browser, NCSA Mosaic, is still available... Mozilla, Netscape's effort at creating an open-source browser platform, is struggling through development... Meanwhile, the man who brought you the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, is toying with his own collaborative Web browsing/authoring tool, Amaya."

"Alternative browsers are scattered all over the Net. Evolt (browsers.evolt.org) lists more than 80 running on platforms from Amiga to OS/2, the old Microsoft/IBM operating system. And Browserwatch (browserwatch.internet.com) lists dozens made for Windows alone."

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