Featured Articles

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

The LG G Watch R, the first Android Wear watch with a truly round face, is coming soon and judging by…

More...
LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG has officially announced its first smartphone SoC, the NUCLUN, formerly known as the Odin.

More...
Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft has announced that it move 2.4 million consoles in fiscal year 2015 Q1. The announcement came with the latest financial…

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 31 December 2007 07:44

Netscape browser deep-sixed by AOL

Written by David Stellmack

Image

Pulling the plug on February 1st


With American Online moving to a new ad-supported Web revenue model and most of Netscape’s features being included in Firefox, it comes as no surprise that AOL is going to discontinue development and support of the Netscape browser as of February 1st 2008. At this point it is really more of a formality than anything else, but it is surprising that AOL is encouraging users to adopt Firefox while handing the future development over to Mozilla.

While some users will undoubtedly be very unhappy with this decision, a skinning utility called “Netstripe” will allow Firefox to be reskinned to make it look and feel more like Netscape.

Netscape had a rocky road, but some of us on the Fudzilla staff got our first Web surfing experiences using the Netscape browser. AOL really didn’t do much with the Netscape browser after acquiring it and then followed a complex transaction that saw Sun Microsystems acquire the server side of Netscape. While some internal teams at AOL tried to revive the Netscape Navigator, it really never materialized into anything much.

We bid you farewell, Netscape, and we hope that all of the concepts that you contributed to browsing the Internet will live in on Firefox.

Read more here.

 

 

Last modified on Monday, 31 December 2007 10:40

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments