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Business Week: Don't Close the Book on Netscape's Open-Source Browser

Apr 21, 1999, 12:10 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Jaffe)

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"While Mozilla isn't as hot as Linux, it's hardly dead, either. In fact, it may soon make its own pretty big splash..."

"Netscape still has little to show for its open-source experiment, and elegies are being written for it. Microsoft (MSFT) Senior Vice-President James Allchin has called Netscape's new browser "dead on arrival..." Reports of the Mozilla project's demise may be premature, however..."

"The real question is how AOL will make money from the open-source browser... The key, say Netscape insiders, is Netcenter, Netscape's Web portal..."

"Netscape has been pleased enough so far with the project that it's experimenting with open sourcing in a far different part of its business: its search engine. The new Open Directory..."

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