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Netscape: Goodbye AOL, Hello Linux?
Netscape: Goodbye AOL, Hello Linux?

With AOL's decision to cast their Netscape team loose, proponents of Linux on the desktop may start to worry what the long-term browser prospects for Linux will be. It's true that niche-players like Opera offer Linux browsers, but for most Mozilla has been the gold standard for Web surfing. Thus, the Linux community has a vested interest in the long-term survival of Mozilla.

AOL is evidently giving the Mozilla community a nice little bundle of cash to keep the furnances going after the handoff, but $2,000,000 won't feed 50 developers very long. The dangers is that, to keep food on the table, the Mozilla team will end up fragmenting off into a bunch of guys looking for jobs.

If they were smart, some white knight like Red Hat would pick up at least the core developers from the Mozilla team and give them jobs maintaining and extending the browser. For Linux to succeed on the desktop, it needs a viable browser story.

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I think they have some companies supporting them. Also, AOL got $750 million from MS to use IE in AOL for 7 years.

I like the idea of Red Hat picking it up; it's also a possibility for Mandrake. Finally, I would think it would be an ideal match for Mitch Kapor and his group, given his advanced collaboration "Chandler" project. A pared down Netscape/Mozilla with a fully integrated PIM would be a very useful tool.

-- LJM

Does this mean that AOL will stop distributing Netscape at some point?


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Omar Rizwan wrote: I think they have some companies supporting them. Also, AOL got $750 million from MS to use IE in AOL for 7 years.
Loren MacGregor wrote: I like the idea of Red Hat picking it up; it's also a possibility for Mandrake. Finally, I would think it would be an ideal match for Mitch Kapor and his group, given his advanced collaboration "Chandler" project. A pared down Netscape/Mozilla with a fully integrated PIM would be a very useful tool. -- LJM
Anonymous wrote: Does this mean that AOL will stop distributing Netscape at some point?
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