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Goodbye Netscape - Long Live Firefox

Make Money Online - Netscape is No More

AOL has said it will no longer be offering support for Netscape with effect from 1 February 2008.

The reason being cited is a 'lack of users'.

In the nineties Netscape was used by 90% of Internet users, until it was delivered a fatal blow by the Evil Empire when it introduced Internet Explorer and made it available free of charge.

Since the introduction of Firefox, Netscape's numbers have shrunk even further and it is now estimated that less than 1% of Internet users still use NEtscape.

On the Netscape Blog AOL states : "While internal groups within AOL have invested a great deal of time and energy in attempting to revive Netscape Navigator, these efforts have not been successful in gaining market share from Microsoft's Internet Explorer. ... Given AOL's current business focus and the success the Mozilla Foundation has had in developing critically-acclaimed products, we feel it's the right time to end development of Netscape branded browsers, hand the reins fully to Mozilla and encourage Netscape users to adopt Firefox."

So the message is clear enough - use Firefox, which by most accounts is far superior to IE !

6 comments:

  1. When I was in college, I used netscape. But now, firefox rules.

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  2. I use both IE and Firefox but have to admit Firefox has better features.

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  3. Reason is 'lack of users'!! I just find that so funny :-) LOL!

    Ibanes Guitars

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  4. Hi anonymous,

    Yes, I guess it is pretty funny. Netscape was a trailblazer though, it was only Bill Gates' evil intent to dominate the web that destroyed it! Fortunately he didn't succeed. Good luck with your guitar site. Vic

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  5. Agree completely with you on Firefox. I started using it at my last job (and Safari), and have never looked back. I loathe having to open I.E. for any reason, and try to urge others to make the switch almost daily...

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  6. It's very easy to change too. All people got to do is click on the Firefox logo on the left and download the software !

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