Microsoft bought Netscape from AOL....

Ok not really but they did buy all of the Netscape patents along with others in a $1 Billion purchase of 800 patents.  AOL really shouldn't be hurt but this with their curent strategy of being a content company.  What we ant to know is what MS plans to do with them.  AOL wasn't interested in suing the likes of Mozilla and Google for their Mail and Browser Tech.  MS on the other hand is well versed in doing these things and has already proven they will withthe Android Hardware makers.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.