Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Tabbed browsing is pretty much the norm by now, with even someone like me (who disliked it vehemently for a long time) finally giving in and start using tabbed browsing (thanks to Chrome, by the way). Well, apparently, Mozilla thinks its time to move on. They believe tabbed browsing has become obsolete, and are asking users to come up with a better alternative.
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RE[2]: Simple answer
by Auxx on Tue 19th May 2009 05:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Simple answer"
Auxx
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2007-04-05

If Opera Software ever patented their innovations then Firefox would still look like IE 5.

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RE[3]: Simple answer
by spiderman on Tue 19th May 2009 09:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Simple answer"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

If netscape had patented the web browser then there would be neither IE (which would be a good thing) nor Opera. Firefox, being the fork from netscape is the oldest of them all.

Edited 2009-05-19 09:20 UTC

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RE[4]: Simple answer
by Glynser on Tue 19th May 2009 09:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Simple answer"
Glynser Member since:
2007-11-29

The only problem is that Netscape couldn't have done this, because there has been another web browser before.

(and besides that, this is not the debate. It's about the useful, additional features, not the idea of a 'web browsing application' itself)

Edited 2009-05-19 09:32 UTC

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RE[4]: Simple answer
by Laurence on Tue 19th May 2009 11:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Simple answer"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

If netscape had patented the web browser then there would be neither IE (which would be a good thing) nor Opera. Firefox, being the fork from netscape is the oldest of them all.


The only problem with that argument the 'prior art' clause in patent law because Tim Berners-Lee's browser 'WorldWideWeb', beat Mosaic by a good 2 years.

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RE[4]: Simple answer
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 19th May 2009 15:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Simple answer"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Netscape just licensed the technology from the University of Illinois. As did Microsoft, by ways of spyglass.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosaic_%28web_browser%29

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