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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Should Firefox be rebranded Netscape?
by rx182 on Sun 30th Dec 2007 03:21 UTC
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Just a thought ;-) I think it would be pretty cool if the Mozilla foundation had the right to use the name. They could even find a way to use both name. For the first time in 10 or so years, Netscape would have an interesting piece of the browsers market share ;)

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KugelKurt Member since:

Netscape Navigator 9 is just a rebranded Firefox. It never gained significant market share. Why should Mozilla care about the Netscape brand?

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