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bradsi: winning the Internet platform battle .. ==
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To: FY98 WWSMM Attendees
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From: Brad Chase
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Date: April 24, 1997
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Re: FY98 Planning Memo "Preserving the desktop paradise"
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Our competitors are still hard at work trying to obsolete Windows. More people then ever now believe they will. Netscape and Sun endeavor to commoditize the OS and drive developers to adopt their technologies and APIs. This is more true today then ever and these technologies are precicly those that may make the NC viable.
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But Windows is not the only Microsoft franchise at risk. Our Office business is now in danger too. Netscape and Lotus clearly want to attack and obsolete Office as well. Netscape is replacing Navigator with Communicator, a rich applications suite with email, scheduling and collaboration. They are using their position with the browser as a foothold onto the desktop to sell the new killer applications: email and collaboration.
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We will be making changes to the way we articulate our Platform strategy and these changes reflect market feedback (the Active platform will be renamed and we will continue to strengthen out Java offering while dispelling the Java myths that Sun want to promote)
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Winning the Internet platform battle ..
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Netscape will try to use email and the browser as a Trojan horse into the productivity apps and workgroup space.
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MS: the Office club ..

From: Don Bradford Sent: Friday, February 13, 1998 7:35 AM To: Ben Waldman

Cc: Bill Gates; Paul MAritz; David Cole; Dave Reed; Charles Fitzgearld; Jon DeVaan

Subject: RE: Java on Macintosh/IE Control


ISL is something Apple seems to really want to jumpstart their protocol work and act as an integrated point for their new key chain stuff. It could really help Netscape, so I've only been willing to talk about in the context of IE as the exclusive browser. [They could ship Netscape on secondary media]

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From: Ben Waldman Sent: Friday, February 13, 1998 1:02 AM To: Don Bradford

Cc: Bill Gates; Paul Maritz; David Cole; Dave Reed; Charles Fitzgearld; Jon DeVaan

Subject: RE: Java on Macintosh/IE Control

RE IE -

Sounds like we will give them the HTML control for nothing except making IE the "standard browser for Apple". I think they should be doing this anyway. Though the language of the agreement uses the word "encourage" I think the spirit is that Apple should be using it everywhere, and if they don't do it, then we can use Office as a club. So I guess I'm saying that I don't think we should give them the HTML control unless they make IE the exclusive browser (and not need to bargain with ISL).

http://edge-op.org/iowa/www.iowaconsumercase.org/122106/PLEX0_2844.pdf


== bradsi: winning the Internet platform battle .. ==


To: FY98 WWSMM Attendees From: Brad Chase Date: April 24, 1997 Re: FY98 Planning Memo "Preserving the desktop paradise"

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Our competitors are still hard at work trying to obsolete Windows. More people then ever now believe they will. Netscape and Sun endeavor to commoditize the OS and drive developers to adopt their technologies and APIs. This is more true today then ever and these technologies are precicly those that may make the NC viable.

But Windows is not the only Microsoft franchise at risk. Our Office business is now in danger too. Netscape and Lotus clearly want to attack and obsolete Office as well. Netscape is replacing Navigator with Communicator, a rich applications suite with email, scheduling and collaboration. They are using their position with the browser as a foothold onto the desktop to sell the new killer applications: email and collaboration.

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We will be making changes to the way we articulate our Platform strategy and these changes reflect market feedback (the Active platform will be renamed and we will continue to strengthen out Java offering while dispelling the Java myths that Sun want to promote)

Winning the Internet platform battle ..

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Netscape will try to use email and the browser as a Trojan horse into the productivity apps and workgroup space.

http://edge-op.org/iowa/www.iowaconsumercase.org/122106/PLEX0_2700.pdf

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