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I'm fairly sure Opera will as well.

The evolution of the web interface for the humans 
away from the browser and into other parts of the 
operating system has been predicted on this list 
and elsewhere from some time now.  Browsers are 
a kind of vestigial organ from the early days 
of hypertext that reemerged for the WWW.  They 
aren't required, but they made a great HTML 
handler and a nice sandbox for newcomers to 
hypermedia to learn and develop the technologies 
over the Internet.  They aren't necessary; just 
cheap and convenient. Like XML.

The reinvention thing that seems to bother some so 
has been more heavily practiced by the web 
community of developers than almost any other 
place in computer science.  It isn't wrong, but 
complaining about Longhorn is like complaining that 
one's teen ager is no longer a child when one
has a world of adult examples there to show 
one how humans develop. 

Longhorn is MAC-1986 + tags.  No big whup.  Since 
it won't be real for another three years, there is 
time for others to plan and produce.  Whining won't 
get that done.  The owners of the web are its users.


From: Oleg Tkachenko [mailto:oleg@tkachenko.com]

Gerald Bauer wrote:

>   No, full control over the internet. The next-gen
> browser is Microsoft Longhorn itself and it locks up
> the internet in Billys trunk with a single OS upgrade.

Well, AFAIK mozilla works like a charm on Longhorn.
Oleg Tkachenko
Multiconn Technologies, Israel

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