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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: interesting news (fwd)
Date Wed, 07 Aug 1996 17:43:44 GMT
Rob Hartill wrote:
> sameer wrote:
> >> Veddy Intuhrresting.  
> >> 
> >> My prediction: Netscape will heavily push inexpensive Unix-based solutions on
> >>   Intel hardware, and put lots of effort into Unix/PeeCee integration, perhaps
> >>   in conjunction with SCO or BSDI.  Perhaps even to the point of pushing Linux
> >>   or FreeBSD-based solutions as alternatives.  Just to try and get people away
> >>   from the NT oligarchy.
> >
> >	But they don't support BSDI, SCO, FreeBSD, or Linux.
> The people in the NT marketplace aren't going to go near unix, even
> if it is better, faster and even free. They have their heads in the
> sand and will just accept the bull fed to them by the sales droids from
> MS and Netscape.
> This could just be the end of Netscape's dominance. A recent browserwatch
> poll put MSIE at 15%. That's 10% better than when I last looked a couple
> of months back,

Who does the browser polls?

> It's clear that Bill's on a mission. The shame is that Netscape have
> trodden on so many toes as they laughed all the way to the bank that they're 
> not going to get much sympathy from the net community when the evil
> empire catches them.

Hmmm ... lack of sympathy may apply about equally to both companies...



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