Skip to comments.AOL Pulls Plug on Netscape Web Browser
Posted on 12/31/2007 12:17:16 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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I thought Netscape died years ago, after not seeing any more commercials for it.
I guess the MSM still has at least some sway over me. =(
Beat you by a year, starting with NS in 1995.
And I remember Netscape and the war with IE.
I used NS up until 2003 when I retired, moved and began to use Firefox.
I still keep copy of NS v4.74 for testing web pages on site I maintain.
I use Opera and love it.
.....I thought Netscape died years ago, after not seeing any more commercials for it......
Recall if you will that fools were parted from big $$$ spent on AOL stock. Having nothing better to do with the cash, they bought both Netscape and Time Warner.
All that $$$ was pissed down a rat hole. Thousands of children are starving in Africa because the money was ill spent by a greedy board of directors.
I have used it since the late 1990s. Like it. Still do. Dislike Internet Explorer. So what do I do? How do you get Firefox? Is it free like Netscape? I hate it when they do stuff like this.
Forgot to ask what is going to happen to my Netscape bookmarks?
Is that your final answer? :)
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
I thought that thousands of children are starving in Africa because of President Bush.
[Where can I buy a program to keep up with these things?]
I’m still using Lynx on a VT100 connected to a VAX.
Netscape 9 is Firefox with a Netscape theme. Just download Firefox from mozilla.com.
I will miss the Netscape name. Reminds me of the wild days of the internet back in 1995. Just after Algore invented it. I used Netscape for years until I switched to OmniWeb then Safari on OS X. Now that I am back on Vista, I was using Netscape 9. Not sure what I’ll use now.
I used it too. I liked the older versions that are not so tricked up. For the last few years Firefox or Opera have been better IE alternatives.
Never used IE, it’s always been a featureless piece of junk. Ever notice there wasn’t a spyware problem until IE won the browser war? IE almost single-handedly ruined Web browsing. I like how IE added tabs, something Opera had last century and the Mozilla browsers picked them up around ‘02. RSS? FF has had the live bookmarks well before ver. 1.0.
I used Netscape 95-02 (2.x until 7.2, skipped 6), Mozilla .9x-1.6ish, then Firefox starting with version .7. Ditched Windows years ago too.
RIP, Netscape, I miss the days when you were king. If anything deserves to die, it’s IE. Ridding the world of that pollutant would do us all a favor.
Well, that and the fact that it just stopped working at the ISP I was using.
I've been using it for years especially to browse Free Republic. The tab capability is especially useful, because its much easier to get control of the desktop when all the web pages are just tabs in one opera session. Sure IE 7 finally has tabs years after Opera and Firefox, but you have to use Windows XP or above. Opera works well on older computers running Windows 2000. Why should I upgrade to a computer running XP of Vista just to browse the web? The only things for which I use IE are Windows Update and E Commerce.
I think 4.7 was the turning point. Buggiest piece of carp I ever had the misfortune to design for.
Ideally a home computer facing the net should run LINUX; but if you can't do that, at LEAST avoid the biggest and most obvious target, which is IE; using Firefox just isn't that difficult.
Any learning curve, or is it just self-explanatory . . .