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Old 09-14-2019, 02:16 PM   #6868 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
I used Netscape before IE was a thing. That was the straw that broke the camel's back for Microsoft's antitrust lawsuit if I recall correctly. Microsoft's claim was that IE was an integral part of their Windows OS, and the claim by Netscape and the government was that Microsoft was engaged in monopolistic practices by offering the browser for "free", and not providing a provision to remove it.

Netscape lives on as Firefox, a browser which I used early on until finally switching to Chrome (again, I hear the cringes from freebeard).

What does freebeard use, Torbrowser?

As an aside, I listened to a podcast that said if you choose to use a browser other than the default, you're more likely an independent thinker.
The whole point of the comment,was that the technology was borne out of socialism,not free-market capitalism.
The laissez-faire folks love to slam Big-Government and socialism,when every day they are a direct beneficiary of it.
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