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 Thom_Holwerda on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Jennimc"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm saying that if NetScape would have been around, the internet would not have been the stagnant place dominated with a browser that didn't get any noteworthy updates in a decade.


Gosh, you weren't around when IE achieved its dominance, were you?

IE achieved dominance because it was better than Netscape. Netscape became stagnant, IE surpassed it - in the same way Firefox surpassed IE when the latter became stagnant.

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RE[8]: Comment by Jennimc
by frderi on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 11:10 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Jennimc"
frderi Member since:
2011-06-17

I was very much around.

Microsoft saw the NetScape threat - The threat that the web would dethrone Microsoft's dominance in the PC computer market by supplanting Win32 dominance with something they couldn't control; thus they assembled large teams to outgun NetScape's efforts. Once NetScape went belly-up and the threat was gone, they allowed IE to linger. The rest is history.

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RE[8]: Comment by Jennimc
by Hussein on Mon 24th Oct 2011 09:47 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Jennimc"
Hussein Member since:
2008-11-22

Spoken like a true Microsoft shill. Yeah, it has nothing to do with Microsoft's anti-competitive business practices. The whole trial was a mistake. http://www.justice.gov/atr/cases/f3800/msjudgex.htm

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RE[9]: Comment by Jennimc
by smashIt on Mon 24th Oct 2011 11:41 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Jennimc"
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2005-07-06

Yeah, it has nothing to do with Microsoft's anti-competitive business practices.


microsoft released the best browser of it's time, and netscape the crappiest
guess who went out of business ;)

and history has proven microsoft right:
browser and mediaplayer must be part of an os

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