Re: Explorer 'is not a browser at all,' Microsoft says

Lloyd Wood (
Thu, 12 Mar 1998 18:03:36 +0000 (GMT)

On Thu, 12 Mar 1998, CobraBoy wrote:

> >
> > Sure, there's a separate icon for Internet Explorer on the computer
> >desktop, Herbold said. But the browser really is "an
> > operating system, not a stand-alone application."

A perfectly reasonable claim IMO - Microsoft could point to Apple's
Trash icon as a separate icon on the Mac desktop that is part of the
operating system rather than being a separate application. This
effectively prevented third-party Trash-equivalent application vendors
from gaining a foothold in the market, and gave Apple an effective
monopoly on deleting files.

This incidentally shows internet explorer as being equivalent to

> Big news events in January -- the
> skiing deaths of Michael Kennedy and Sonny Bono, speculation
> about President Clinton and Paula Jones and Monica
> Lewinsky, and the execution of Karla Fay Tucker in Texas --
> brought more than three times as many users to
> MSNBC, Microsoft's Internet news site.

I smell a conspiracy.