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Table of Contents:
1.Browsers | 2.Servers | Pre-Conclusion.
3.5 Questions | 4.Partners | 5. Internet Computer | 6. Net Itself | Conclusion

















Part 1. Web browsers




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Table of Contents:
1.Browsers | 2.Servers | Pre-Conclusion.
3.5 Questions | 4.Partners | 5. Internet Computer | 6. Net Itself |Conclusion




Table of Contents:
1.Browsers | 2.Servers | Pre-Conclusion.
3.5 Questions | 4.Partners | 5. Internet Computer | 6. Net Itself | Conclusion



Part 5. Internet Computer

New York Times Syndicate: Ellison wants Oracle to surpass Microsoft Corp. to become the biggest software company in the world...
The ``NC'' ( Network Computer) is a $500 device much like the traditional personal computer but with fewer electronic doodads. Most important to Ellison, the NC gets its computational power from a computer network, either corporate or public. Networks are where Oracle excels. ``The NC is clearly part of our strategy to dethrone Microsoft,'' Ellison told the Bloomberg Forum.
ORACLE'S ELLISON PUSHES HIS NETWORK COMPUTER By KOUROSH KARIMKHANY , April 26, 1996, Bloomberg Business News

The Wall Street Journal: Microsoft is facing strong pressure to act. Recent studies suggest that affluent U.S. households, the most ready market for new home technology, are approaching saturation of conventional PCs. Meanwhile, competitors such as Oracle Corp. Chief Executive Officer Lawrence Ellison are promoting the idea of new, $500 network computers that would weaken the need for Microsoft's flagship operating software. WSJ, March 29, 1996, B7.

The Wall Street Journal: ...division at Microsoft has been developing operating systems for television set-top decoder boxes. It is also expected to work on non-PC hardware tapping the Internet, Microsoft's answer to so-called network computers beeng proposed by Oracle Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. One effort, code-named Pegasus, is expexted to produce an operating system that combines the earlier Winpad efforts in hand-held computing with other software for communication devices... WSJ, April 25, 1996, B11.



C|Net News: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison wants to make the Network Computer as ubiquitous as the telephone and he wants the telephone companies to help him do it...
"The goal of the NC is nothing less than universal [Internet] service in the same sense as universal telephone service," Ellison said.

Some telephone companies are intrigued by that possibility...
"This is a natural for us. [The NC] moves the complexity of devices out of homes and onto the networks," said Bruce MacCormack, president and chief operating officer of MTS, Canada1s fifth largest telephone company...

As for Pacific Bell, it thinks that NCs can open up schools to Net access and is planning an effort to equip San Francisco public schools with NCs by fall.
C|NET Online, By Nick Wingfield, May 25, 1996






World's first NC!

Acorn readys $500 Java-ready Network Computer






Microsoft's main Question: Is Microsoft Evil?
Slate Magazine, June 26, 1996 © 1996 Microsoft and/or its suppliers.


Netscape's Mark Andreessen:
I dont think it's a matter of good and evil --
Microsoft is a a competitor, and a smart one. Jim(Clark) and I both think it's important to point out what Microsoft is doing in various areas, since they are very good at using FUD [fear, uncertainty, doubt] to attempt to paralize the market.







The world according to Gates




More than 80 PC makers will preinstall Internet Explorer 3.0 on machines they sell, and more than 5,000 developers are creating Web sites best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer, according to Microsoft...

In an alliance with America Online, Microsoft established Internet Explorer as the default browser for Web viewing on future versions of AOL. Navigator, in contrast, will be the default browser only for AOL's smaller Internet service, GNN.

Netscape is now in the fight of its young life





Microsoft and the Internet Wars:
Freedom Fighters

by Jeff Sutherland, Onemind's homepage.journal



After all...

"Evangelism plays a key role," Bill Gates:






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