Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC, submitted by jello
Apple So, how serious is the legal battle between Apple and the various Android phone makers, really? Surely, it's just logical business sense that's behind it, right? Calculated, well-planned precision strikes designed to hurt Android where simply making better, more innovative products isn't enough? Well, no, not really. We already knew Steve Jobs took this personal - now we know just how personal.
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RE[7]: Comment by Jennimc
by pandronic on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 14:31 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Jennimc"
pandronic
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2006-05-18

Not entirely true ... they went under partially because of Microsoft, but Netscape had a big fault too: their flagship product, Netscape 4, sucked. In those times I started my career as a webdeveloper and I remember that stuff mostly worked in IE while in Netscape it was a nightmare to get working. Tables were a mess, frames were a mess and don't get me started on the scripting and early CSS support (was there any?). The browser was slow and a big download for those times when you were lucky to have a 56kbps connection. As for standards, Netscape was also pushing theirs, which by the way were mostly rubbish.

I'm not saying MS was an angel, but Netscape fell to a combination of monopoly abuse from MS and a crappy product.

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RE[8]: Comment by Jennimc
by unclefester on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 02:41 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Jennimc"
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2007-01-13

I had my Mac LC630 totally trashed by Netscape 4. It required an expensive clean installation of the OS at an Apple dealer.

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