Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Dec 2007 20:42 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Internet & Networking "The browser that helped kick-start the commercial web is to cease development because of lack of users. Netscape Navigator, now owned by AOL, will no longer be supported after 1 February 2008, the company has said. In the mid-1990s the browser was used by more than 90% of the web population, but numbers have slipped to just 0.6%. In particular, the browser has faced competition from Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which is now used by nearly 80% of all web users."
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RE: Not surprising...
by Joe User on Sat 29th Dec 2007 22:57 UTC in reply to "Not surprising..."
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"And Netscape is packed with lots of "useless" features that users can mostly add to firefox if they want".

Errr...If these features are non obtrusive and don't use resources (like in Opera), what's the problem? And, if they are "useless", why would you want to add them as extensions? And isn't it easier to use a feature that comes out of the box instead of having to install third-party extensions? BTW, Seamonkey and Netscape both allow extensions and themes. Not sure what the rationale is in the above statement.

AOL is a disaster itself. Any software they buy out is a kiss of death. I don't know how these guys are still in the market

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