Free ride? I'll say

Started May 4, 2002 | Discussions thread
DCsince89 Forum Member • Posts: 89
Re: Good Post

Larry Young wrote:

Right now I feel like I'm alone with this but Netscape is a great
example. It was a good program at one time. Microsoft created
there product to compete. We can argue till the cows come home
whether MSFT kicked them in the butt. My point is Netscape sat on
their butt and let MSFT take it away. As a user and developer
Netscape today is terrible. Whatever you say about what happened
before, AOL has the resources to fix Netscape. That is what they
are say they are doing now. My point again is they had plenty of
time to compete with IE.

Larry, this is where you and countless of others are so ill-informed.

MS DID NOT create Internet Explorer.

If you read your About Box in IE or know any history of the web and browers, one of the first released to the general public was Mosaic. Any who created (or the lead creator if you want to get picky) Mosaic? That would raise hairs on most people's neck if they know that!

Now MS licensed Mosaic and HAS improved upon it and gave it away when other (ie. Netscape) were charging but don't every confuse buying an existing technology and making it better with creating one.

How could Netscape compete with IE if IE is included it (forget the part about giving it away for free for download) with every new computer and software upgrade but Netscape is not allowed to?

If your market dwindles to nothing and you don't have the resources to compete with anti-competitive practices what's left to do.

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