The Bottom Line: Netscape vs. Microsoft, revisited

"Which brings me to what I think is the biggest myth about Netscape, which is that they were a great engineering company. They were a crappy engineering company. Their web server software, which had the biggest potential for earning revenue, was so bad that it got no traction even though for a couple of years there was no meaningful competition. The Netscape web site did not even use Netscape's proprietary scripting language--the Netscape webmasters could not deal with all the bugs. The company would not even eat its own dogfood."

Interesting perspective.