Saturday, March 01, 2008

Say goodbye to Netscape

Netscape Navigator, now owned by AOL, will no longer be supported after 1 March 2008, the company has said. - From BBC news.
In the mid-1990s, as the commercial web began to take off, the browser was used by more than 90% of people online.

Other companies capitalised on Netscape's success, notably Microsoft, which began to bundle IE with its Windows operating systems.

Although this led to legal wrangles over anti-competitive behaviour, IE now dominates the browser landscape with an 80% market share.

As a result, Netscape became unviable.

Although I didn't use Netscape. But, this is quite a bad news to me ... since MSFT again win a game. Anyway, Firefox ROCK !!! Keep the game in tight !! Look ahead for FF 3 !!!

stay tuned.

One response to “Say goodbye to Netscape”

zooplah said...

When I got on the Internet, it was during the browser wars. Netscape 4 sucked, but 6 and higher were pretty good (being based on Mozilla and all). I think it's all good though, since AOL doesn't want to do what's required to make Netscape a player again.

The computers at school have Netscape 9 on them, though. I wonder if they'll switch to Firefox over the summer.

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