1995-09-24 - Re: Netscape for Linux?

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From: frenchie@magus.dgsys.com (SysAdmin)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: a22d339e281691e19b26aaa0efa49d1b2030cfe741f34f07cbe84972fedcae15
Message ID: <m0swzFk-000xhVC@magus>
Reply To: <199509240243.WAA00266@hoopsnake.cjs.net>
UTC Datetime: 1995-09-24 22:09:16 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 24 Sep 95 15:09:16 PDT

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From: frenchie@magus.dgsys.com (SysAdmin)
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 95 15:09:16 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Netscape for Linux?
In-Reply-To: <199509240243.WAA00266@hoopsnake.cjs.net>
Message-ID: <m0swzFk-000xhVC@magus>
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While browsing my mail I noticed that Christopher J. Shaulis wrote:

> You have also turned numerous other attempts by varionus people to buy
> both quantities of navigaors and server software for Linux.
> It seems to me that you folks are going out of your way to deny the
> fact that the Linux market exists. I think that its because you are
> embarassed that all these people with a $20 operating system are
> throwing money at you while all the folks with $10K operating systems
> aren't talking to you at all. 
> While you may WANT to have all your sales be for OSF/1 machines or
> solaris, but refusing to support Linux and ignoring the demand for
> your products by the Linux community just because you don't think it
> would sound as impressive, is actually quite childish and doesn't make
> any financial sense.
> Christopher

You tell'em Christopher! 

I have turned on quite a few of my friends to Linux. 
Some are Engineers and Programmers in businesses that would love to add
Netscape navigator and server. Hell, I would too.

Screw 'em. If they want to be the defacto standard for *some* OS's but
not all, someone else will come along and fill in the gap.
Besides, they already made the point that they don't want to make money
so why change the status quo. All the more reason to show the weaknesses
of the product before others get sucked in.
I'll stick to TkWWW and Lynx thank you.

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