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I used Netscape from the time I got my first computer in 1996 to about 2004 I guess, then IE for a short time until picking up Firefox in 2005. Hard to believe now how dominant over IE they were for a while.
1 posted on 12/31/2007 12:17:17 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. =(


2 posted on 12/31/2007 12:19:42 PM PST by wastedyears (Tell me why I had to be a powerslave... Iron Maiden March 14th, 2008)
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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.


3 posted on 12/31/2007 12:23:58 PM PST by upchuck (And Senator Clinton's experience is................................. where? What? When?)
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I use Opera and love it.


4 posted on 12/31/2007 12:24:59 PM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy.)
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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.


6 posted on 12/31/2007 12:27:02 PM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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Forgot to ask what is going to happen to my Netscape bookmarks?


7 posted on 12/31/2007 12:27:26 PM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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I’m still using Lynx on a VT100 connected to a VAX.


11 posted on 12/31/2007 12:29:53 PM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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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.


13 posted on 12/31/2007 12:31:19 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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14 posted on 12/31/2007 12:33:55 PM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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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.


15 posted on 12/31/2007 12:34:14 PM PST by bws53
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Hard to believe now how dominant over IE they were for a while.

I think 4.7 was the turning point. Buggiest piece of carp I ever had the misfortune to design for.

18 posted on 12/31/2007 12:36:03 PM PST by Jeff Chandler ("Liberals want to save the world for the children they aren't having." -Mark Steyn)
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There are generally a baker's dozen or so main targets for computer viruses, i.e. the Windows OS, msoft word, excel, IE, and a couple of other msoft items. These things are ALL programmable (VBA) and meant to be used as systems integration components which might be fine for a large corporation with five or ten guys permenently employed keeping the lid down on viruses, but for the typical home computer user or even a small business to have a computer with programmable applications facing the internet is basically insane; it's like walking around in the Bronx with a "kick-me" sign on the seat of your pants.

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.

19 posted on 12/31/2007 12:36:18 PM PST by damondonion
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One of these days, I have to get around to downloading Firefox. Sooner or later.

Any learning curve, or is it just self-explanatory . . .

TS


(x, why?)

20 posted on 12/31/2007 12:36:43 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (wee fish ewe a mare egrets moose panda hippo gnu deer)
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Wow, I remember having Mosaic running circa 1993-4 under X windows. I’m pretty sure it was invented for the same reason everything else was - to make finding porn easier and faster.


22 posted on 12/31/2007 12:41:29 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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And when the Beast had taken the quarter of the Earth under its rule, a quarter hundred Birds of Sulfur flew from the Depths. The birds crossed hundreds of mountain views and found twenty four wise men who came from the stars. And then it began, the believers dared to listen. Then, they took their pens and dared to create. Finally, they dared to share their deed with the whole of mankind. Spreading words of freedom and breaking the chains, the birds brought deliverance to everyone.

from The Book of Mozilla, 11:1

24 posted on 12/31/2007 12:46:05 PM PST by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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I’ve been a Netscape guy since about 1995, and I still am. I love the programmable link buttons at the top: one click and I’m at whichever of my favorite sites I want. No drop-down menu necessary.


25 posted on 12/31/2007 12:46:24 PM PST by xjcsa (Defenseless enemies are fun.)
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Netscape was the first browser I used. It was good, even when IE was struggling.

But, around version 4.7 or so, it was phoning home consistently and frequently. That created allot of slowdown because I was on dial-up. It also had some problems with websites specifically developed for IE. I finally dropped it for IE.
26 posted on 12/31/2007 12:46:52 PM PST by TomGuy
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There’s still an AOL? Good grief.


42 posted on 12/31/2007 1:32:45 PM PST by saganite (Lust type what you what in the “tagline” space)
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Like many here, netscape was my first exposure to the world wide web .. and what a marvel it was. Even on dialup in those days. RIP, netscape.


49 posted on 12/31/2007 1:49:35 PM PST by EDINVA
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AOL Pulls Plug on Netscape Web Browser

What's AOL?

51 posted on 12/31/2007 1:52:46 PM PST by Jim Noble (Trails of trouble, roads of battle, paths of victory we shall walk.)
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The problem isn’t Internet Explorer anymore. Plenty of people want an alternative browser. No, the problem is Firefox now. When Netscape signed their sharing agreement with Mozilla, they basically signed their own doom. They never should have allowed competing versions of the same codebase. Had they done something like Sun did with Java, getting open source help, but retaining rights to the code, then maybe Navigator could have survived.


52 posted on 12/31/2007 2:02:36 PM PST by DesScorp
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