Tuesday, June 03, 2003

Forbes.com: Microsoft Clears The Netscape History File

Forbes.com: Microsoft Clears The Netscape History File "This history is now gone, finished, deleted, expunged. Microsoft has wound back the clock to 1995 and paid $750 million--in cash--for Netscape so it could put it out of commission.
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In general, this settlement indicates that the so-called "browser wars" were one of the many over-hyped aspects of the Internet. Many said--and Microsoft acted as if it believed--that browsers would somehow replace the operating system, destroying Microsoft's core product. That was just an idle thought. Today, it looks like Netscape, which set off the Internet boom, was an idle thought, too."
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