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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Hate to see it
by patrick_ on Sun 30th Dec 2007 03:06 UTC
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2006-03-02

As a programmer and a software lover, especially of older software, I must say I'm sad to see this. Though I only tried Netscape about a year ago and quickly uninstalled it (because I saw no advantages to it over FF or Opera), I realize the impact it has had on the web. FF and Mozilla would probably not exist if it weren't for Netscape. Imagine that.

Rest in peace, Netscape.

Edited 2007-12-30 03:26

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