"John P. Looney" said:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2000 at 09:28:14AM -0500, Twomey_Mark at emc.com mentioned:
> > 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
> > fallible.
>> You can buy a boxed version of all browsers. Netscape was free always,
> and even before there was a netscape, the Netscape developers were working
> on Mosaic, which was also free.
>> Now, had Netscape always given away their browsers, but had previously
> patented the concept of clicking on a link, they we'ed be in trouble.
Nope. Netscape was free for non-commercial use; in other words for
individuals and educational use. Anyone in a company who wished to use
Netscape was supposed to pay the $50. That's why Mosaic lived on in a
horrific zombie-like form.
As Mike K said, MS forced them into it with IE.
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