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ZDNet: Browser Wars: The Future Belongs to the Dinosaurs

May 25, 2000, 14:54 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Kingman)

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"Netscape (spelled N-e-t-s-c-a-p-e but pronounced "Mozilla") lost the browser war, but like a cheap Japanese horror movie there's going to be a sequel. And this time the bloated Explorers might get eaten by the leaner, meaner Mozilla."

"Netscape, meanwhile, released source (pronounced "Mozilla.org"), and it turned out that most of the folks interested in hacking it were using Linux. And those people are working in the embedded space, on Webpads and Internet appliances where computing resources are more limited. These aren't visual tool users, but computer science types hand-optimizing code."

"Another outgrowth of the Mozilla Project has been the widely cheered adherence to standards in the Netscape 6.0 Preview release. By contrast, previews of IE 5.5 appear to have regressed, standards-wise. Maybe having more than one company involved in a project gives standards more meaning."

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