|| ||"Jay R. Ashworth" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||Who says Netscape's *lost*?|
|| ||Fri, 14 Mar 2003 14:41:02 -0500|
You assume the browser war is over.
Your recent news.com.com piece <http://news.com.com/2010-1071-992568.html>
makes that clear.
I think your argument is based on a flawed premise, myself.
AOL is shipping the Gecko browser core as part of AOL8, which you may
not have noticed, since you didn't mention it in your piece. I'll
*assume* you didn't know it, since it would be horribly disingenuous
for you to fail to mention such a pertinent item in a column like that.
In any event, between that release -- which is likely to garner at
*least* 5 million desktops out of AOL's something like 30M, and Apple's
adoption of the KDE Konqueror core for it's new Safari browser -- a not
inconsequential number of seats...
and given that Moz is 100% standards compliant, and Konq is pretty
close, I don't by any means think that IE has "won" the browser war --
since *it* is *not*.
Piss off millions of AOLians and Macheads? Nope; businesses won't stay
*there* for long.
And the whole landscape will change again.
And it will be due, in large part, to Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds
and Eric Raymond -- none of whom were getting paid for it.
A parallel irony, somehow, to the commercial explosion of the Internet,
a project spearheaded by a bunch of largely gay, longhair college
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