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Apr 17, 2003, 02:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft may have won the browser wars, but a recent proliferation of challengers suggests that the software empire has a long way to go before it wins the peace.

"Two reasons are driving the development of alternatives to the ubiquitous Internet Explorer (IE). First, micro-browsers for small hardware such as cell phones and handheld Net devices are challenging Microsoft, which was never able to replicate its desktop dominance in these markets. Second, 'open source' developers see new opportunities in browsers that can be customized and perform more functions, as evidenced by the release of Apple Computer's Safari this year..."

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