Saturday, February 23rd 2008

Netscape Navigator to Officially Die Next Week

While most of us hardly even thought that Netscape was still seeing regular updates and security patches, AOL was making sure that exactly that was happening. Apparently, that's all going to stop next week, as AOL is hunting for ways to cut costs around the house. Neowin published a nice eulogy for the classic web browser all too many of us with dial-up grew to know all too well...
Netscape was founded in 1994, and quickly won customers by providing software that made it easy for people to navigate the Internet. Netscape went public a year later and saw its stock price nearly triple on its first day of trading. At one point, the company had an $8 billion market cap and 90% of the Web browser market. But soon it all went south. Microsoft introduced its Internet Explorer browser and began eating into Netscape’s market share. Microsoft later paid AOL, which bought Netscape in 2000, $750 million to settle antitrust charges.
Netscape accounts for less than 1% of internet users now. Anyone known using Netscape has been sent an E-mail from the Netscape development team, urging an immediate switch to Firefox or Flock browsers.Source: Neowin.net
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11 Comments on Netscape Navigator to Officially Die Next Week

#1
ShadowFold
I thought it was dead in 1999 lol
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#2
Triprift
I thought it was dead too keep learning new things.
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#3
Duffman
It's spirit lives on in Firefox
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#4
Sh00t1st
when i was in elementary school we used it breifly, but austin being a crazy city had thousands of macs donated to it in the later half of the 90's, or atleast thats what the teachers told me, i bet they lied tho i can just feel it !!
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#5
BXtreme
I also thought it was dead until i downloaded myself a copy, it was firefox pfft...Thank god it's officially dying.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
The soul of Netscape will live on, in Firefox and other Mozilla products.
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I downloaded the last update that they had ( I think it was announced on here ) and I was trying it out. Its not like the old netscape I used back in 98-01. Tabbed browsing was cool, but it seemed to be clunky and slow on my machine. Plus, it was constantly erroring on me and had to close down. RIP Netscape, your html editor was the shit back in the day! :wooh
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
*btarunr pays last respects to the browser that brought him up*

/O

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#11
hacker111
The Elemantary school still uses it around here.:slap:
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