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Remember the great web browser war in the 90s? Internet Explorer vs. Netscape, the battle of two titans.

Turns out, things might have taken slightly different turn. According to Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript language, Microsoft tried to acquire Netscape back in 1994, just before the Netscape Navigator release.
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Internet Explorer forever! Yes I am serious.
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Internet Explorer forever! Yes I am serious.
Not sure if serious...
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I thought this was common knowledge to be honest.
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I thought this was common knowledge to be honest.
I didn't know but in 94 i was like 5
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Edited by bbaseballboy1234 - 10/31/11 at 12:30pm
    
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Edited by matty0610 - 10/31/11 at 12:31pm
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why is this news?

this isnt 1994.

today we have google battles with apple, and apple battles with htc and samsung.
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why is this news?

this isnt 1994.

today we have google battles with apple, and apple battles with htc and samsung.
Yeah but those are all just boring (meaningless) patent issues. And none of those battles put the head of the company on trial.
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Yeah but those are all just boring (meaningless) patent issues. And none of those battles put the head of the company on trial.
But what if Steve Jobs was assassinated by Microsoft as a way to eliminate the competition?

And the story unfolds...
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