ABC News/CNET: Are portals slaves to Windows?

Thanks to Doug
for this link.

“The recent trend of applications migrating from the PC desktop
to the Web has heartened advocates of standards-based computing who
see the Web-based services as a potential path to a
platform-independent computing future. But if you want full
functionality at some of the top portal sites aggregating these
applications, you’d better have Windows.

“Portal sites such as Yahoo and Excite remain basically
cross-platform Web sites, written to offer their content and
services to users running Microsoft’s Windows operating system, the
Macintosh platform, Unix, or other operating systems.

“Enhanced features, however, are likely to run only on

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