Microsoft Hatred FAQ

Mike Meyer mwm at
Mon Oct 17 23:18:03 CEST 2005

Steven D'Aprano <steve at> writes:
> On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 00:17:03 -0400, Mike Meyer wrote:
>> Yup. When NS was the 800 lb gorilla 
> When was this? When did Netscape have a monopoly in any market?

Starting with the release of Netscape 1.0, until MS decided to take it
away from them. At one time they owned 95%+ of the browser market. It
was standard practice at that time for web sites to be designed for -
and only work properly with - NS; questions asked on the wwww groups
were routinely answered with solutions that only worked in NS;
"cross-platform" testing meant making sure your pages worked in NS on
both the Mac and Windows.

> Netscape was never the 800 lb gorilla.

You're wrong.

>> on they acted like MS, 
> When did Netscape executives perjure themselves in court?
> When did Netscape commit fraud? Astro-turfing? Patent infringement? Theft
> of code?

As I already stated, Netscape wasn't as good at the game as MS.

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.

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