It's time to say goodbye to an old friend.

  Forum Editor 22:57 29 Feb 2008
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Netscape Navigator will finally be laid to rest tomorrow.

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Who remembers those cosy Netscape versus Internet Explorer debates in the good old days?

  MAT ALAN 23:01 29 Feb 2008

never used it myself but "rest in PC"

  rdave13 23:02 29 Feb 2008

I don't. Roll on IE8.

  Kemistri 23:07 29 Feb 2008

"Roll on IE8"

Unless MS decides to base it on the Gecko engine (Hell will freeze over sooner), those words fill me with one thought: "great, yet another quirky non-standard platform to debug".

  rdave13 23:13 29 Feb 2008

Oh ye of little faith.

  peg 23:25 29 Feb 2008

how did AOL manage to let 90% of the market go.....O yes Microsoft

  Kemistri 23:32 29 Feb 2008

You want to try coding for IE7 in addition to having to debug for IE6! : (

  belfman 23:42 29 Feb 2008

Not an old friend of mine at all as it's a browser I never liked.

  DieSse 23:47 29 Feb 2008

"how did AOL manage to let 90% of the market go.....O yes Microsoft"

To complete the sentance, and so put it in a different light

O yes Microsoft decided to build a competitive product in to the Operating System - thus taking away the bulk of the market at a stroke.

Whats perhaps fairly remarkable is that Firefox (which sprung out of Netscape roots) has managed to regain a respectable market share solely by being better, and without the "built-in" advantage.

  peg 23:55 29 Feb 2008

DieSse
good point well put

  Stuartli 23:59 29 Feb 2008

Netscape was my first browser all those years ago - but I can't truthfully say that I'm mourning its departure.

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