Netscape is Officially Dead

Netscape is Officially Dead

pic_netscape On December 28, 2007, Netscape developers announced that AOL would discontinue their web browser on February 1, 2008, due to low market share.

http://blog.netscape.com/2007/12/28/end-of-support-for-netscape

Netscape development director, Tom Drapeau, wrote: “AOL’s focus on transitioning to an ad-supported Web business leaves little room for the size of investment needed to get the Netscape browser to a point many of its fans expect it to be.”

AOL acquired Netscape in a $4.2 billion deal in 1998. In 2003 the Mozilla Foundation separated from Netscape and AOL with its former parent providing a $2 million dollar parting gift.
Netscape had been based on Mozilla code since Netscape version 6. Thats realyl sad for such a nice Browser when most of us started using the Internet !

About the Author Joshu Thomas, Orangecopper.com (About Joshu)

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