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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, May 6, 2008
11 years ago2,771 views

Nicely written article with very valid points :D Like how it bring you to your point of view

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It's an interesting post and while I realize he was being pretty concise, the whole thing seems like a pretty gross oversimplification.

Microsoft's success (and downfall) wasn't just due to being semi-open...how about the strong-arming and bundling/tying together software with the operating system? That was what really crushed Netscape. If they had just beat Netscape as implied, people wouldn't be as anti-Microsoft as if they used their monopoly as an unfair/illegal advantage. And what about the issues that people have with support in Google services today? Yes, Gears has a liberal license, but all the other Google services don't.

I just think the post is pretty severely flawed in the way it's generalizing a few instances and overlooking a lot of information. Maybe that's just magnified because of how short it is.

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Let's wish and pray for Google in the Google Era. And worship Google.

Alan Fuller [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

M$ has it's reputation long before Netscape came along. Google has a vested interest in better corporate behavour because the barriers to unadoption are so much lower now – partly because of the openness of the net and partly because it's users make use of descreet services rather than the Windows/Office/IE pill.

Satan [PersonRank 6]

11 years ago #

Netscape at least worked better with Trumpet Winsock!

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