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Compuserve's Web browser

From: Chris Brenton at DPICORP <cbrenton@digprod.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 1995 10:40:25 -0400
Message-Id: <f9672c10@digprod.com>
To: www-talk@www10.w3.org
I picked this up off another thread. While I have not personally verified if 
this is true, I felt it was critical enough to pass along as a warning.



>>Subject: CompuServe searchs-and-destroys all other browsers >>
>>Good morning etherworld....
>>
>>Just had an interesting conversation with my ex-boss (still good friends) 
>>about what happens when you have many browsers on your system (Mosaic, 
>>Netscape, Spry etc...) and then download the browser from Compuserve. 
>>When someone launches the Cserve browser, it search-and-destroys all 
>>other browsers on you system. This is no joke. She has three hard drives, 
>>where her Compuserve account was on d: and all of her others were 
>>scattered. When she launche Cserve to do an evaluation of their offering, 
>>the configuration searched out her whole system, erased dll files and exe 
>>files from the other browsers, pulled in the bookmark.htm files into its 
>>own configuration, and trashed her Winsock.
>>
>>Boy is she pissed. She emailed Cserve threatening a suit (she has the 
>>clout to do it too) and screamed at them for their arrogance. They >
>*called* her back and told her to take it court!!!!
>>
>>Pass this along to anyone you know. Of course I doubt any of us use 
>>Compuserve but there are many innocents who don't know any better! 
Received on Thursday, 20 April 1995 12:13:18 UTC

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