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  • The beginning of the people's Web: 20 years of Netscape

    10/17/2014 5:03:18 PM PDT · by sopwith · 31 replies
    ZDNET ^ | October 14, 2014 | By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    I was the first writer to cover the Web for a popular audience, and it did prove popular. I mean, it must have had hundreds of thousands of users in 1993! Today, Facebook alone has over a billion users. What's Hot on ZDNet Apple releases OS X Yosemite for Mac for free; iWork updated iOS 8.1 available October 20 for iPhones, iPads Apple Pay ready for lift-off and Google 'trying to get it right' Microsoft to 'Connect' with developers at November event in New York You see the problem was that it was really, really hard to use the Web...
  • BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

    03/25/2014 1:23:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 84 replies
    The Register ^ | 3/25/2014 | Jasper Hamill
    A pair of gay developers have launched a boycott of Firefox in protest against the Mozilla Foundation's decision to appoint a CEO who appears to be an opponent of same sex marriage. Mozilla co-founder and Javascript creator Brendan Eich was awarded the top job yesterday.Hampton Catlin, creator of Wikipedia Mobile and CSS extension language Sass, said he would no longer develop apps for Firefox after Eich's appointment. The dev cited a six-year-old database of donor contributions to campaigns in support and opposition of Proposition 8 listing Brendan Eich, (Employer: Mozilla) as a $1,000 contributor to a campaign in support of...
  • New Mozilla CEO Is Allegedly Anti-Gay Marriage -- Firefox Developers Boycott

    03/25/2014 12:12:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Betanews ^ | 3/24 | Brian Fagioli
    Gay marriage is not a gay issue, nor is it liberal or conservative. It is an equality issue, since basic rights of Americans, who happen to be gay, are threatened. As more and more people wake up from the slumber of ignorance and see the light in supporting gay marriage, there are still people that refuse to evolve. You can hate anyone you want, and if you hate gay people, that hate is your burden to live with. Quite frankly, gay people do not need your love or approval, although I'm sure it would be appreciated. What they do need...
  • Brendan Eich, Mozilla's Alpha Nerd, Takes Over as CEO (Q&A)

    03/25/2014 12:06:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    CNET ^ | March 24, 2014 | Stephen Shankland
    The inventor of JavaScript and the Firefox developer's chief technology officer now is running the show. Top agenda items: Firefox OS and Mozilla services.Brendan Eich, the programmer who invented JavaScript in a 10-day burst of activity at Netscape in 1995, now is the chief executive of Mozilla, the nonprofit organization that develops the Firefox browser and Firefox OS mobile operating system. Eich worked on the Netscape Navigator browser and -- after Microsoft won the first browser wars of the 1990s -- on Mozilla's effort to make something useful of the Netscape open-source code base. Although Mozilla succeeded in restoring competition...
  • Mozilla clarifies, defends Firefox ad position

    02/17/2014 4:12:46 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 55 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 14 February 2014 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    The surprising news that Mozilla would start placing a limited number of ads on Firefox's new tabs page, Directory Tiles, still has some users annoyed. Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation explained and defended the Foundation's new ad program, but many supporters remain unconvinced.Mitchell Baker, the chair of the Mozilla Foundation, explained and defended the new ads in the Firefox Web browserAccording to Baker, previous attempts to add advertisement content to Firefox had been rejected by the Firefox user community. Baker described these as "features, bookmarks, tabs, and other irritants added to the product to generate revenue. We’d seen...
  • Help! I think a virus has attacked my Netscape email, where do i go for help?

    02/11/2011 3:33:44 PM PST · by Stayfree · 13 replies
    Vanity | February 11, 2011 | Stayfree
    Can anyone suggest a forum where I can go to find out how to fix my Netscape email so that I can access it from my provider?
  • Will IE9 change the way we use the web? (Microsoft's newest web browser a revolutionary product?)

    09/17/2010 8:56:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/17/2010 | Matt Warman
    The internet of the future is likely to look very different from the distinct pages and sites we visit today – that was the message as Microsoft launched the latest version of their much-maligned Internet Explorer web browser. And while every major manufacturer always claims that theirs is a revolutionary product, the company that remains best known for Windows and Office might just be on the right track this time. Headlines around the world greeted IE9 as Microsoft’s most ambitious yet, while others called it revolutionary. Respected British website Techradar.com went so far as to call it “ie-mazing”. Almost since...
  • 38 Year Old Billionaire Netscape Founder: Stop Printing Newspapers

    02/22/2009 4:29:10 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 21 replies · 966+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | February 22, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    This is a fascinating, wide-ranging interview with Marc Andreessen, who has some advice for the newspaper giants: stop the print editions and take one year of acute pain, rather than suffer through years of chronic pain, bleeding the companies dry. He notes that papers like the New York Times are 90% focused on the dying print edition and only 10% on the web editions and though management is thrashing around trying to save a dead business model, their investors have already discounted the price of the stock to the 10% of the company that has any value.
  • Netscape Finally Put Down

    02/23/2008 6:07:58 AM PST · by sionnsar · 87 replies · 1,156+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 2/22/2008 | ScuttleMonkey
    Stony Stevenson writes to point out that Netscape has finally reached end of line with the release of version 9.0.0.6. A pop-up will offer users the choice of switching to Firefox, Flock, or remaining with the dead browser, but no new updates will be released. "Nearly 14 years after the once mighty browser made its first desktop appearance as Mosaic Netscape 0.9, its disappearance comes as little surprise. Although Netscape accounted for more than 80 per cent of the browser market in 1995, the arrival of Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the same year brought stiff competition and surpassed Netscape within...
  • AOL Pulls Plug on Netscape Web Browser

    12/31/2007 12:17:16 PM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 79 replies · 491+ views
    AP ^ | 28 Dec 07 | ANICK JESDANUN
    NEW YORK (AP) - Netscape Navigator, the world's first commercial Web browser and the launch pad of the Internet boom, will be pulled off life support Feb. 1 after a 13-year run. Its current caretakers, Time Warner Inc. (TWX)'s AOL, decided to kill further development and technical support to focus on growing the company as an advertising business. Netscape's usage dwindled with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s entry into the browser business, and Netscape all but faded away following the birth of its open-source cousin, Firefox. "While internal groups within AOL have invested a great deal of time and energy in attempting...
  • RIP Netscape Navigator (1994 - 2008)

    12/28/2007 8:40:14 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 47 replies · 297+ views
    tuaw.com ^ | December 28, 2007 | Christina Warren
    Excerpt - Soon, Netscape Navigator - the first highly successful graphical web browser (yeah, yeah, I know Mosaic came before Netscape, but I don't remember seeing Mosaic floppy-disks bundled with my PC World and Macworld magazines in 1995, at least not under the name "Mosaic") - will be nothing more than a footnote in Internet history. Let's take a moment of silence for the big N. OK, that was long enough. AOL, the parent company of this blog and Netscape, has announced that they will cease support for the current version of Netscape as of February 1, 2008. Netscape, which...
  • AOL to End Support for Netscape Browser

    12/28/2007 6:05:29 PM PST · by abt87 · 9 replies · 502+ views
    PC World ^ | 12/28/2007 | Stephen Lawson
    An historic name in software will effectively pass into history in February as AOL discontinues development and active support for the Netscape browser, according to an official blog. AOL will keep delivering security patches for the current version of Netscape until Feb. 1, 2008, after which it will no longer provide active support for any version of the software, according to a Friday entry on The Netscape Blog by Tom Drapeau, lead developer for Netscape.com. The Netscape.com Web site will remain as a general-purpose portal. Netscape was the original mass-market Web browser and helped to popularize the Internet in the...
  • Blocking web sites

    03/06/2006 1:09:54 PM PST · by hsmomx3 · 13 replies · 346+ views
    self
    Is there a way to block a website from being accessed via IE version 6 and Netscape version 7.2? Advise.
  • The Web: Fifteen years of browsing

    12/31/2005 1:11:20 PM PST · by 2Jim_Brown · 38 replies · 1,050+ views
    UPI ^ | December 28, 2005b | UPI
    CHICAGO, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Fifteen years ago this Christmas week, Tim Berners-Lee, an obscure scientist working in a European laboratory, invented the Internet browser, now a fixture of the digital economy, experts tell United Press International's The Web. Sir Berners-Lee today still lives a simple professor's lifestyle, bicycling around town, as his browser was supplanted by the Mosaic browser developed by a college student, Marc Andreessen at the University of Illinois, a few years later. Andreessen's invention led to the creation of Netscape, the Netscape Navigator and other technologies that enervated to the go-go 1990s run in investment in...
  • Firefox 1.5 'smashes' 1.0 download stats

    12/01/2005 5:47:28 AM PST · by soccer_maniac · 30 replies · 1,092+ views
    ZDnet ^ | 12-1-2005 | Ingrid Marson
    "Wow, in just one day, Firefox 1.5 has already been downloaded more than 1.5 million times. That smashes our 1.0 first day downloads by half a million," said Dotzler in his blog. "If you haven't downloaded Firefox 1.5, get it while it's hot!" This demand appears to be continuing, according to a blog post from Chris Beard, the vice-president of products at Mozilla. "There are now more than two million people enjoying a better Web experience with Firefox 1.5. Demand continues to be high, greatly exceeding what we saw last year with the release of Firefox 1.0," said Beard. Firefox...
  • If You Can Make It in Silicon Valley, You Can Make It . . . in Silicon Valley Again

    06/07/2005 11:10:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 665+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 5, 2005 | GARY RIVLIN
    One evening this spring, Marc Andreessen, the first outsize icon of the Internet era, caught a glimpse of his former life while mingling at the San Francisco launch party for Current, Al Gore's new 24-hour cable station. In 1994, when Andreessen was only 22, he and a high-tech veteran named Jim Clark created the Internet-browser company Netscape Communications. Two years later, there he was on the cover of Time, sitting barefoot on a golden throne, dressed in jeans and a rumpled black polo. The magazine cast him as the king of the ''golden geeks,'' a group that popularized the formerly...
  • Microsoft advises IE users to uninstall Netscape 8

    05/28/2005 2:37:19 PM PDT · by Panerai · 41 replies · 1,719+ views
    Cnet ^ | May 26, 2005 | Ingrid Marson
    Microsoft has alerted consumers that Netscape's latest browser appears to break the XML rendering capabilities in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Dave Massy, a senior program manager for IE, warned users in a blog posting that after installing Netscape 8, IE will render XML files as a blank page, including XML files that have an XSLT transformation. Microsoft did not make clear what versions of IE were affected, but a user of the DeveloperDex forum said he experienced the problem on version 6 of IE, which had been patched with Windows Service Pack 2. Microsoft said it is investigating the problem and...
  • Netscape 8.0 Browser Out Of Beta! (AOL Gold Version Combines Best Of FF and I.E Alert (Vanity)

    05/20/2005 1:08:55 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 24 replies · 1,064+ views
    Netscape.com ^ | 05/20/05 | goldstategop
    AOL's Netscape has finally unveiled its long awaited Netscape 8.0 browser in the "gold version" which combines the best of Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers. Its underlying engine is FF but it can automatically switch to an I.E engine when that's necessary on certain websites that are designed to work only with I.E. Its finally here!
  • Survey: Mozilla browsers grab 8.69 percent share

    04/26/2005 5:25:01 PM PDT · by r5boston · 11 replies · 540+ views
    MacCentral ^ | 04/26/2005 | Peter Cohen
    Web analytics company OneStat.com reported Tuesday that Mozilla’s Web browsers, including Firefox, comprise 8.69 percent of the global market for Web browsers. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer dominates with 86.63 percent of the market, but Apple’s own Safari Web browser is in third, with 1.26 percent. Netscape makes up about 1.08 percent of the global market, according to OneStat.com, with Opera trailing the pack with about 1.03 percent. OneStat.com reports that Mozilla browser use has increased 0.24 percent since February, while Microsoft’s Internet Explorer usage has dropped 0.65 percent in the same time . By comparison, Apple Safari usage has increased 0.05...
  • Netscape Browser 8.0 Beta Goes Live

    03/03/2005 10:34:15 AM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 47 replies · 985+ views
    America Online's Netscape team has opened its doors to the public, releasing the first beta of the revived Netscape Web browser. Based upon Firefox, Netscape version 8 focuses on security and user privacy, and supports rendering with both Mozilla's Gecko and Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser engines. As reported by BetaNews, AOL originally planned for a February beta, but pushed back the release to March citing the need for more time. The company has been polishing the numerous changes and enhancements that were added since the prototype of Netscape 8 last November.
  • New Phising attacks affects all browsers except IE

    02/08/2005 2:05:36 PM PST · by Syntyr · 19 replies · 1,778+ views
    Computerworld ^ | FEBRUARY 08, 2005 | Paul Roberts
    Experts: International domain names may pose threat The new trick is a variation of the 'homograph attack' The new trick is a variation of a known technique called the "homograph attack" and takes advantage of loopholes in the way some popular Web browsers display domain names that use non-English characters. It could allow malicious hackers and online identity-theft groups to trick unsuspecting users into divulging sensitive personal information, according to an advisory from The Shmoo Group, a hacker collective, and from Secunia. snip For example, attackers could register a Web domain "bloomberg.com," which looks identical to the popular business news...
  • Non-Microsoft Browsers Have Spoofing Flaw

    02/07/2005 11:29:30 AM PST · by KwasiOwusu · 212 replies · 3,548+ views
    Netcraft ^ | 2/7/2005 | Netcraft
    All non-Microsoft browers include a flaw that allows URL spoofing using Unicode characters, which can be exploited by phishing scams seeking to steal login information for online banking accounts. The spoofing flaw, which is demonstrated on the web site of the Shmoo Group, works in the Firefox, Mozilla and Opera browsers, as well as the Safari browser for Macs. The spoof exploits flaws in how the browsers interpret Unicode characters. A link using Unicode characters to replace the letter "a" in "Paypal" will display as www.paypal.com in the browser, but send users to www.xn--pypal-4ve.com - which then displays "www.paypal.com" in...
  • FireFox continues gains against IE

    01/22/2005 1:46:33 PM PST · by r5boston · 47 replies · 1,285+ views
    Cnet.com ^ | 01/21/2005 | Jim Hu
    From the beginning of December through mid-January, 4.78 percent of Internet surfers studied by online measurement company WebSideStory used the Mozilla Foundation's FireFox browser, a gain of 0.88 percentage points. At the same time, IE usage declined 0.7 percent to 92.7 percent, the firm reported. WebSideStory said IE use has declined from 96.7 percent since June.
  • Outsourced Netscape Merges Firefox, IE

    11/30/2004 12:24:35 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 23 replies · 916+ views
    BetaNews ^ | 30 November, 2004 | Nate Mook
    AOL has unveiled a prototype of its revived Netscape Browser, which serves as a test bed for several new features. The new Netscape is based on Firefox, but with a twist - it includes support for switching to Microsoft's IE engine. BetaNews has also learned that Netscape's development was not done in-house by AOL, but rather outsourced to Canadian software firm Mercurial Communications. The Netscape prototype is built upon Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3, which means it utilizes the same user interface toolkit and Gecko browser engine. The browser's theme has been redone to match Netscape's traditional green style and, as expected,...
  • Netscape responsible for Bush photo insult [image filename a**hole.jpg, employee fired]

    11/04/2004 5:27:00 PM PST · by conelrad · 108 replies · 9,794+ views
    ANOTHER UPDATE: You can see a more complete statement on CNN's homepage -- click the "Netscape responsible for Bush photo insult" link at the top right. But since that's a java box and can't be directly linked, and probably won't be archived anywhere, I'm going to reproduce the full thing in the "extended entry" area below. Hit "read more" to read it. Read More » Text follows: Netscape responsible for Bush photo insult Disparaging image tags used to identify photos of President and Mrs. Bush currently circulating on the Internet were not created, disseminated or posted by CNN at any...
  • How Bush Won the Election

    11/03/2004 11:27:15 PM PST · by HawaiianGecko · 10 replies · 1,305+ views
    CNN ^ | 03-Nov-04 | CNN/Netscape
    Check out the name of the picture of George and Laura Bush at the top of this page at CNN. Does it give you an "idea" of the slant of CNN?
  • Netscape News has some issues

    11/03/2004 9:03:40 PM PST · by Gomez · 83 replies · 17,150+ views
    Right click on the picture and look at the file name.
  • Firefox-A Fast, Safe Alternative to Internet Explorer

    09/16/2004 7:02:34 PM PDT · by kezekiel · 90 replies · 3,100+ views
    TechTrax ^ | 9/1/2004 | Kevin Christy
    I’m not a Microsoft-basher; I use their products productively virtually every day of my life. Excel is my workhorse, Word my constant companion for nearly a decade, PowerPoint my standard for presentations, Visio Professional a powerful tool in my arsenal, and I rely on Outlook to keep track of notes, emails, contacts, tasks, and my calendar. I have also been using Internet Explorer since about 1996, when it came pre-loaded on a computer I bought. I found it to be adequate, and certainly seemed to be on the cutting edge (anybody remember “push technology”?). But increasingly over time it came...
  • Anyone use Netscape and have problems accessing Free Republic?

    07/29/2004 11:59:16 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 25 replies · 608+ views
    self
    In the last few minutes, when attempting to access the web via Netscape with Free Republic designated as my home page, it freezes. I changed my homepage to another site and I had no problems. I accessed the internet via Internet Explorer with FR as my homepage and no problem. Is this a Netscape or FR problem? My cache files are cleared and I do not have a problem with other sites.
  • What's going on with Netscape? (vanity)

    05/25/2004 8:44:46 AM PDT · by EvaClement · 12 replies · 230+ views
    Self ^ | 05/25/04 | Self
    I have not been able to get online at www.netscape.com for the past four days.
  • Netscape 7.1 Mail Problem

    05/07/2004 12:03:35 PM PDT · by in the Arena · 6 replies · 247+ views
    self | 07 May 04 | self
    I guess this is a dreaded vanity. I just recently downloaded Netscape 7.1 as my browser and am having a problem with Mail. I cannot save a copy of a sent message into my 'sent' folder. I go to the menu selection: Edit -> Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings -> Copies and Folders and in the box When sending messages, automatically: select the check box Place a copy in:, but whatever I select, it salways defaults to the other selection. Even when I deselect the Place a copy in: and select OK it always defaults back. I can, when composing...
  • Browser Wars II: The Saga Continues

    07/21/2003 4:41:14 AM PDT · by glorgau · 27 replies · 450+ views
    Evolt.org ^ | 7/11/2003 | Peter-Paul Koch
    In the First Era of browser history Mosaic and the other early browsers ruled. The Second Era was that of Netscape dominance. Microsoft's challenge to Netscape marked the beginning of the Third Era, the Heroic Age of the Browser Wars. Netscape's bleeding to death marked the start of the Fourth Era of Explorer dominance. The recent news about Explorer shows that this Era has come to an end, too. We stand at the beginning of the Fifth Era of browser history. What will it bring? This article gives an overview of recent events and tries to predict what will come....
  • Is the End Near for Netscape?

    07/17/2003 2:24:29 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 50 replies · 369+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 17, 2003 | Joris Evers
    The death knell is sounding for the Netscape browser, industry observers said, following America Online's decision Tuesday to lay off about 50 Netscape software developers and end development work on the Mozilla browser technology. "I would not say the patient is dead, but certainly it is more zombie-like. I don't see a new version of the Netscape browser coming out anytime soon," said Jonathan Gaw, research manager at market researcher IDC in Mountain View, California. Geoff Johnston, vice president for StatMarket, a division of San Diego-based Web tracking company WebSideStory, agreed. "It sounds like AOL is really throwing in the...
  • End nears for Netscape browser

    07/17/2003 2:13:56 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 11 replies · 214+ views
    BBC ^ | July 17, 2003
    The iconic Netscape browser is about to disappear. Netscape owner AOL has made redundant most of the staff working on new versions of the venerable net browser. AOL said it will keep the Netscape brand alive and still support old editions of the software but it will not produce any new releases. Many of the staff losing their jobs are moving to the Mozilla Foundation which will now take over the browser's development. Pioneering days Before the cuts, AOL employed about 50 people in its Netscape browser team. AOL became the owner of Netscape in 1998 when it bought the...
  • AOL assimilated by the Microsoft Borg - AOL division wants to pull the plug entirelly on Netscape?

    06/03/2003 4:44:36 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 53 replies · 689+ views
    AOL assimilated by the Microsoft Borg Opinion Future of Mozilla.org, Netscape and web standards in jeopardy. By Fernando Cassia: Monday 02 June 2003, 11:01 WHILE SOME technology-impaired Wall Street "analysts", pro-Microsoft lobby groups, like the Association for Competitive Technology, and "easy-money" stockholders cheered the recent AOL-Microsoft settlement, people on the open source front have been experiencing lots of fear and uncertainty after news of this deal broke out. There is a record level of internal turnoil at Netscape, sources say. Why the outrage about the future of Netscape? Netscape is not only "another browser company". Netscape is at the...
  • POLL FREEP

    04/13/2003 11:19:28 PM PDT · by alligator · 16 replies · 219+ views
    THIS POLL NEEDS FREEPINPoll: Has the war in Iraq made you more likely to vote to re-elect President Bush? Yes, he's my choice now 15% I would have voted for him anyway 39% I would never vote for Bush now 46% LINK =>>> http://www.netscape.com/
  • FReep This Poll

    03/27/2003 4:25:35 PM PST · by tall_tex · 15 replies · 276+ views
    http://netscape.com ^ | 03/27/03 | self
    Should journalists be embedded with troops in Iraq?
  • Freep This Poll - Netscape

    03/17/2003 10:16:11 AM PST · by Nowhere Man · 31 replies · 239+ views
    Netscape Poll - What's more patriotic for Americans: To support or to oppose a war with Iraq?
  • Mozilla pulls latest browser downloads [Bug Alert]

    12/02/2002 2:45:58 PM PST · by Bush2000 · 20 replies · 201+ views
    http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-975724.html ^ | December 2, 2002, 12:06 PM PT | Stefanie Olsen and Jim Hu
    Mozilla pulls latest browser downloads By Stefanie Olsen and Jim Hu Special to ZDNet News December 2, 2002, 12:06 PM PT Mozilla has pulled downloads of its open-source Web browser after discovering a bug that cripples dynamic HTML coding on some sites, according to the AOL Time Warner-backed group. The bug surfaced on Mozilla 1.2, the latest version of the AOL-supported browser that was released Nov. 26. The notice on Mozilla.org was brief, noting developers would release Mozilla 1.2.1 with a software fix "shortly." An AOL representative did not immediately return calls for comment. Just last week, Mozilla released version...
  • Bias at DMOZ

    10/21/2002 4:34:11 PM PDT · by JohnathanRGalt · 15 replies · 307+ views
    Jewish Internet Association ^ | Oct. 21, 2002 | Chuck Chriss
    Bias at DMOZ [10-21-2002] Recently, the webmaster of one of our associated websites brought to our attention apparent bias in the DMOZ Open Directory Project owned and operated by Netscape, a subsidiary of AOL Time Warner, Inc. In certain categories of DMOZ, this bias is evident as a systematic minimization of information critical of Arabs, Muslims and Islam while maximizing antisemitic or anti-Israel material. Since DMOZ is widely used as a source of directory information on the Internet -- including use by market-share leaders such as Google and AOL -- this deeply embedded bias cannot be tolerated or taken...
  • Netscape Loses Privacy Suit

    10/04/2002 2:54:29 PM PDT · by Bush2000 · 7 replies · 285+ views
    CNET News.com ^ | October 1, 2002, 5:03 PM PT | Lisa M. Bowman
    Netscape Loses Privacy Suit Netscape Communications customers suing the company for privacy invasion are not bound by an end-user license agreement forcing them into arbitration, a federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday. At least three groups of Netscape users have sued the company in recent years, alleging that the AOL Time Warner unit's SmartDownload software invaded people's privacy and violated laws prohibiting electronic surveillance by sending their personal information back to the company. AOL shuttered the tracking feature soon after it was sued. But AOL also argued that plaintiffs could not pursue their complaints in the courts because they were...
  • Netscape 7.0 Shrivels Under Mozilla's Shadow

    09/03/2002 6:29:18 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 57 replies · 725+ views
    E-Week ^ | August 29, 2K2 | Jim Rapoza
    <p>With the release of Netscape 7.0, Netscape Communications Corp. and its parent AOL have finally completed the transformation of the browser from a powerful and highly customizable Web and e-mail client to an intrusive home-user-focused client more on par with Microsoft Corp,'s MSN Explorer and the AOL client itself.</p>
  • Tech doesn't buoy Netscape browser

    08/28/2002 12:52:10 PM PDT · by Bush2000 · 74 replies · 367+ views
    CNET News.com ^ | August 28, 2002, 9:32 AM PT | Matthew Broersma
    Tech doesn't buoy Netscape browser Despite new technology, Netscape continues to lose ground to Internet Explorer, which now has well over 90 percent of the market. A twice-yearly study from StatMarket, a division of WebSideStory, showed that despite recent technological advances, AOL Time Warner's Netscape Communications browsers, which use technology from the open-source Mozilla project, have ceded more ground to Microsoft's Internet Explorer. According to the study, Netscape browsers are losing market share at a steady clip, falling to a new low of 3.4 percent as of this week. A year ago, Netscape' market share stood at 13 percent, but...
  • The Microsoft pin in the financial balloon [Accounting procedures could affect Wall Street]

    08/05/2002 1:01:22 AM PDT · by JameRetief · 18 replies · 426+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | August 4, 2002 | Andrew Busigin
    The Microsoft pin in the financial balloon Pop goes the weasel vole By Andrew Busigin: Sunday 04 August 2002, 10:35 UNLESS YOU'VE BEEN asleep, or living in a hermit's cave, you are probably noticing that the Western world, is in a bit of a financial implosion. Europe is perhaps slightly less affected, but the American stock market is financially quite ill. Is Microsoft responsible? That's Crazy Talk! Maybe it is, and maybe it isn't. Financial systems are as robust as the weather, but there are theories that suggest a butterfly's wings can eventually lead to a hurricane. Any system where...
  • Bug opens up Javascript browsers to hackers

    07/30/2002 6:16:48 AM PDT · by JameRetief · 2 replies · 258+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | July 30, 2002 | paul Hales
    Bug opens up Javascript browsers to hackers Microsoft unmoved By Paul Hales: Tuesday 30 July 2002, 11:03 A RECENTLY-DISCOVERED vulnerability opens up Javascript-enabled browsers to make network PCs available to an external attacker. But Microsoft has chosen to ignore it. The hole was discovered by Adam Megacz and the details posted here yesterday. "The exploit," says the posting, "allows an attacker to use any JavaScript-enabled web browser behind a firewall to retrive content from (HTTP GET) and interact with (HTTP POST) any HTTP server behind the firewall. If the client in use is Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0+, Mozilla, or Netscape...
  • Stupid Question Time

    07/23/2002 3:44:39 PM PDT · by sauropod · 25 replies · 306+ views
    Self | July 22, 2002 | Sauropod
    I run Netscape 4.7 w/ some security stuff enabled. Have been receiving notices (window pop-ups) with a certificate from citizencorps.gov as owner. Has anyone else been getting this and what do i do about it?
  • Mozilla 1.0 now available for download

    06/05/2002 12:55:37 PM PDT · by mhking · 124 replies · 789+ views
    Mozilla.Org ^ | 6.5.02
    Mozilla has finally released their 1.0 final version.Mozilla is the core technology that Netscape uses, however, Mozilla is about four generations more advanced than even the Netscape 7.0 beta that was released last week. (and definitely less kludgy than AOL/Netscape!) In addition, it is an open source browser that seems to keep getting better with time. For me, it hasn't replaced IE, but it certainly lets me do a few things more easily than previously.One of the biggest pluses to Mozilla is a setting that will allow you to stop child windows from being opened by your browser when you...
  • Netscape flaw exposes hard drives

    05/03/2002 5:20:36 AM PDT · by SolitaryMan · 14 replies · 377+ views
    ZDNet ^ | May 1, 2002 | Matthew Broersma
    An Israeli software firm has discovered a flaw in Netscape and Mozilla software that allows code hidden in a Web page to read files from the user's PC. The bug is a more serious variant of one patched in Microsoft's Internet Explorer in February. GreyMagic Software reported that the problem affects XMLHttpRequest, which allows Web pages in the browser to send and receive XML data via HTTP, the standard Web transfer protocol. XML is an Internet language for describing just about any sort of data. According to the report, verified by other developers, XMLHttpRequest doesn't properly check the security settings...
  • Mozilla set for a splash?

    04/12/2002 9:04:03 AM PDT · by Bush2000 · 21 replies · 357+ views
    ZDNet ^ | April 12, 2002, 4:00 AM PT | Jim Hu
    Mozilla is an unlikely candidate for a comeback, given that it is barely sliding out of the box. But a comeback is exactly what the open-source project hopes to pull off in the next few weeks, when the Netscape Communications-backed effort releases the first official version of its Web browser. After four years in development, the pending event has renewed excitement in a project that once was hailed as a possible Microsoft killer--only to tumble into obscurity after lengthy delays. The milestone itself is something of a fiction, representing a minor improvement over previous Mozilla browser versions--and one that will...
  • Is Netscape a Liberal organization?

    04/11/2002 12:40:18 PM PDT · by rs79bm · 21 replies · 306+ views
    Is Netscape run by CNN or vice versa? I do enjoy using Netscape Communicator software, including the netscape.com website, but I do notice a lot of open-ended or left-leaning polls and commentaries shuffled throughout their website. And most often, the polls lean about 80-20 towards the left. It reminds of a lot of the information I find on CNN, which is why I am questioning their association.