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netscape check two
12-29-2007, 03:51 PM
Some may not have remembered, but Netscape was the originator of the web browsers. It had a good run. I guess its fate was sealed when crappy aol bought it some years back. R.I.P.


-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 mid-1990s, but it has long taken a back seat to Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Firefox itself traces its roots back to Netscape software that was made into open source. The Mozilla Foundation was founded in 2003, with support from AOL, and has released successive versions of Firefox while AOL continued to develop Netscape on top of the same platform, Drapeau wrote.


Groups within AOL have tried and failed to revive Netscape Navigator and gain market share against Internet Explorer, according to the blog entry.


"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," Drapeau wrote. "Given AOL's current business focus... 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," Drapeau wrote.


The Mosaic Netscape browser was posted for downloading in 1994 by Mosaic Communications, which later changed its name to Netscape Communications. That company kicked off the dot-com boom with its hugely successful initial public offering in August 1995 and was acquired by AOL in 1999. But Internet Explorer, introduced in 1995, eventually dominated the browser market. Microsoft's bundling of its browser with Windows operating systems was a key issue in antitrust lawsuits filed against it in 1997.


As of this month, Netscape had only 0.6 percent of the browser market, which was still dominated by Internet Explorer with more than 77 percent, according to Web application and analytics firm Net Applications. Firefox was gaining, however, with market share just over 16 percent.


Users will still be able to download old versions of Netscape from an archive, currently located here, though they will not be supported by AOL, Drapeau wrote.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20071228/tc_pcworld/140903

urbanlegendmf
12-29-2007, 05:53 PM
Whoever Used Netscape Was A Queer

mashqauck
12-29-2007, 06:41 PM
Some may not have remembered, but Netscape was the originator of the web browsers. It had a good run. I guess its fate was sealed when crappy aol bought it some years back. R.I.P.


-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 mid-1990s, but it has long taken a back seat to Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Firefox itself traces its roots back to Netscape software that was made into open source. The Mozilla Foundation was founded in 2003, with support from AOL, and has released successive versions of Firefox while AOL continued to develop Netscape on top of the same platform, Drapeau wrote.


Groups within AOL have tried and failed to revive Netscape Navigator and gain market share against Internet Explorer, according to the blog entry.


"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," Drapeau wrote. "Given AOL's current business focus... 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," Drapeau wrote.


The Mosaic Netscape browser was posted for downloading in 1994 by Mosaic Communications, which later changed its name to Netscape Communications. That company kicked off the dot-com boom with its hugely successful initial public offering in August 1995 and was acquired by AOL in 1999. But Internet Explorer, introduced in 1995, eventually dominated the browser market. Microsoft's bundling of its browser with Windows operating systems was a key issue in antitrust lawsuits filed against it in 1997.


As of this month, Netscape had only 0.6 percent of the browser market, which was still dominated by Internet Explorer with more than 77 percent, according to Web application and analytics firm Net Applications. Firefox was gaining, however, with market share just over 16 percent.


Users will still be able to download old versions of Netscape from an archive, currently located here, though they will not be supported by AOL, Drapeau wrote.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20071228/tc_pcworld/140903

ghea, netscape died a while ago and i think it became aol or gmail or some shit cuz i haven't logged onto my original netscape account its been switched to aol i think

Whoever Used Netscape Was A Queer

u bitch

JASPER
12-29-2007, 07:03 PM
Fuck nutscrape.

SaqurakiHanamichi
12-29-2007, 07:21 PM
....
fuk netscape



ever heard of mozilla ?. keeps me good

TAURO
12-29-2007, 07:23 PM
This has to be the nerdiest thread with the nerdiest title I have ever come across.......lol

Prolifical ENG
12-29-2007, 07:29 PM
Netscape did suck.

I guess for the thread title...check always like old shit....hes still mad that payphones are disappearing fast....dont see too many phonebooths around.

TAURO
12-29-2007, 07:32 PM
No dis to check two but this thread has been certified..........




























































































http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/Tauro02/Nerds_the_Musical_1.jpg

Nerd

SaqurakiHanamichi
12-29-2007, 07:41 PM
^^^

nice u did it , u made me laugh


i told u , u would do it ;)

TAURO
12-29-2007, 07:43 PM
:cheerlie:

Great my life goal is complete, now I can kill myself.

SaqurakiHanamichi
12-29-2007, 07:44 PM
^^^

lol AGAIN!!! U DID IT AGAIN!!!

TAURO
12-29-2007, 07:48 PM
^^^

lol AGAIN!!! U DID IT AGAIN!!!

You mean I pulled it off twice in a row? 8O Maybe I should stick around and see where this goes ;)

Aclikyano
12-29-2007, 07:49 PM
http://ftp.netscape.com/pub/netscape9/en-US/9.0/windows/win32/netscape-navigator-9.0.0.5.exe


waaaaaaa?

11th Chamber
12-29-2007, 09:40 PM
Mozilla is all you really need

netscape check two
12-30-2007, 12:45 AM
lol. I guess it's considered nerdy to make a thread about computers. Though, being online and making a non computer related thread is cool, lol Anyway, Netscape didn't die a while ago. It was bought by aol some year's back, but Netscape Navigator still had new version's that came out. I don't think there was a Netscape mail client on the current version though. And Firefox might never had came out if it wasn't for Netscape.

Prolifical, I'm going to go to a pay phone and call you now. I tend to use only rotary style pay phones. lol

SaqurakiHanamichi
12-30-2007, 12:56 AM
lol. I guess it's considered nerdy to make a thread about computers. Though, being online and making a non computer related thread is cool, lol Anyway, Netscape didn't die a while ago. It was bought by aol some year's back, but Netscape Navigator still had new version's that came out. I don't think there was a Netscape mail client on the current version though. And Firefox might never had came out if it wasn't for Netscape.

Prolifical, I'm going to go to a pay phone and call you now. I tend to use only rotary style pay phones. lol

wow u really are a fuken nerd


i understand when u say r.i.p 2pac , but a fuken web browser???
















just jk relax http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16265/16265-h/images/illus0073.jpg

wuswordz95
12-30-2007, 07:55 PM
fuck nozilla. that shits whack.

maestro wooz
12-30-2007, 08:24 PM
rip to a legend, check two was a great poster in wtc history

netscape check two
12-30-2007, 11:46 PM
'was'? lol

L~>1<~NKS
12-31-2007, 12:03 AM
Yawl niccaz R.I.P.ing web browsers now?

That's sum real sissy geek shit right there, g.

netscape check two
12-31-2007, 12:11 AM
Coming from some people that came to the site a lot later than me, but have a lot more posts than me. lol

Though, I don't really care if you think it's geeky or not. Girls dig geeks nowadays anyways. :)

L~>1<~NKS
12-31-2007, 12:18 AM
^^^ Haha yeah...

:looking:

mashqauck
12-31-2007, 03:48 AM
check two is a god yo,

and my netscape email was fucking pimping before they switched