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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The Good Old Days
by daschmidty on Sun 30th Dec 2007 06:18 UTC
daschmidty
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2007-03-01

I remember our old OS/2 systems when IBM started shipping with navigator 3 instead of IBM web Explorer. The internet finally seemed worthwhile. Navigator was a great browser and it really had all the features that everyone expects in a browser today, only ten years ago. Nonetheless, after the aol buyout, the Netscape name has become nothing more then a name and it seems wrong to keep pinning it to an irrelevant product.

R.I.P. Netscape

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