[Web4lib] End of the line for Netscape

mfrances at gtu.edu mfrances at gtu.edu
Wed Jan 2 18:06:14 EST 2008

Thanks for the update Thomas - Netscape was my browser of choice for a
while - and it's a good reminder to all of us librarians on the ephemeral
nature of the web - now if we could just get IE to fold ...

Melodie Frances

> <http://blog.netscape.com/2007/12/28/end-of-support-for-netscape-web-browsers/>
>> ...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
>> Q: What will this mean?
>> A: We'll continue to release security patches for the current version
>> of the browser, Netscape Navigator until February 1, 2008. After
>> February 1, there will be no more active product support for Navigator
>> 9, or any previous Netscape Navigator browser. This includes Netscape
>> v1-v4.x, Netscape v6, Netscape v7 Suite, Netscape Browser v8, and
>> Netscape Navigator/Messenger 9.
> Requiescat in pace.  Without ever really liking any of them, I
> downloaded and used every version of Netscape's browser from 0.9 to 8.0
> -  I suppose I should get a copy of 9.0 for completeness' sake.  If you
> don't remember a time when 90% of the browsers out there were Netscape,
> they were going to change the world (and arguably just made the mistake
> of saying so before they actually did it).
> --
> Thomas ("Hey, Firefox 3.0b2 looks pretty good") Dowling
> tdowling at ohiolink.edu
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