Suggestions please for what POP or IMAP servers to use
davids at webmaster.com
Mon Dec 17 15:39:54 PST 2007
> Java was little more than a toy in 1995, and Netscape did not support it
> until Navigator 2.0 was released in March, 1996. There was no way
> Microsoft could consider "the Netscape / Java combination" a threat in
> May 1995, because it simply did not exist.
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
I'm sorry, but this is contradicted by the historical record. Further, your argument is not logical. Bill Gates could certainly anticipate threats even when they did not yet exist. Both Java and Netscape existed at the time, the Internet was growing at the time, and both technologies (especially together) had the clear implication that it didn't matter what OS you were running.
Despite MSN, by May, 1995, Gates was sounding the Internet alarm. He issued ``The Internet Tidal Wave,'' a memo that hit on the themes that had been reverberating throughout Silicon Valley. He declared that the Net was the ``most important single development'' since the IBM PC. ``I have gone through several stages of increasing my views of its importance. Now, I assign the Internet the highest level,'' he wrote.
On May 27, Slivka issued his own alarm, titled ``The Web Is the Next Platform.'' He warned that the Web had the potential to supersede Windows. Says Slivka: ``I don't know if I actually believed that would happen. But I wanted to make a point.''
One example: the threat to Microsoft's operating system posed by joining browser and Java technologies. According to Jackson's ruling, Microsoft Chairman and CEO Bill Gates on May 26, 1995 wrote in an e-mail that "the Netscape/Java combination threatens to "commoditise' the operating system."
See section 398.
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