Before Netscape: The forgotten Web browsers of the early 1990s

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Minimalist, May 27, 2019.

  1. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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  2. Rasheed187

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    I only knew about Mosaic. But you guys really should watch Valley of the Boom, I still can't believe that Netscape thought that it could compete with M$. And to be fair, IE really was better at some point, Netscape Navigator became too bloated.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/valley-of-the-boom/
     
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    Microsoft did their best to kill off Netscape, to encourage the use of ActiveX controls, rather than Java apps, as unlike for Java, ActiveX controls only ran on Windows.
     
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    Yes, but before all of that, they wanted to make a deal with Netscape. Perhaps they would have eventually bought them. It's pretty funny, then they would have never developed IE, and Mozilla was perhaps owned by M$.
     
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