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Boycott Microsoft Internet Explorer!

Boycoot Micro$oft

Microsoft implemented new features in its latest Internet Explorer with the aim that pages containing these features can only be displayed with Windows. This is an infiltration of the World Wide Web's principal idea (provide everyone on every operating system with the same information). The best example for Microsoft's infiltration might be the following:

The Java implementation of Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Visual J++ only supports a part of the official Java interface. For example, the complete security module was omitted. To fill this gap, Microsoft added its own, Windows specific, interface (based on ActiveX). This means that programs developed for Microsoft's Java implementation won't run under non-Windows platforms, such as OS/2 or Unix.

This is why The 100% Pure Javatm Program was launched. "Sun Microsystems sees this program as extremely important since it ensures that there is always a way for developers to write in Pure Java so that the multi-platform nature of Java is preserved and enhanced."

"And the beast shall come forth surrounded by a roiling cloud of vengeance. The house of the unbelievers shall be razed and they shall be scorched to the earth. Their tags shall blink until the end of days." - from The Book of Mozilla, 12:10

last update: April 8, 1997
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