Sun's Activator solution
Tuesday 16 December 1997
Although aimed initially at getting round the Java engine in Internet Explorer, a Netscape plug-in is due early next year for Navigator 3.x and 4.x - neither of which are fully compatible with the latest version of Java. While Netscape welcomed the idea of making its older browsers fully compliant, the reaction from Microsoft was less enthusiastic. "[It] sounds like Big Brother technology," said Tod Nielsen, Microsoft's general manager of developer relations.
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