I don't recall it that way. I do recall however them wanting
$50 for a boxed version of Navigator 3 and Microsoft launching IE 3
(Mosaic++) for free at a press event.
To the best of my memory IE was free first, but then all human memory is
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Con Hennessy [SMTP:con.hennessy at airtel-atn.com]
> Sent: 26 January 2000 14:05
> To: Twomey_Mark at emc.com> Cc: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG] Amazon
>>Twomey_Mark at emc.com wrote:
> > Do you really think Netscape would have allowed free downloads of
> > Communicator if Microsoft had not given IE away for free?
>> Hmmmm, I think that you have the above backwards i.e. Navigator was
> free first ( if only for personal use ), and then MS had to give
> IE away so that they could start to regain some market share in
> whatever dubious way they wanted to.
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