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Netscape Navigator - good bye old friend

Posted by ClifNotes, Mar 2008, permalink Web Browser


I've never really used Netscape much over the years, but I've always been impressed with the Netscape Communicator suites which include an Email client and HTML editor. I can still remember the day when Netscape was king of the net and Internet Explorer was still scrambling to catch up.


Now that Netscape is at version 9.06, they've decided that it's time to hang it up.


Official support for all Netscape client products ended on March 1st, 2008. Please see the announcement for more details.



Years ago, they donated the Netscape code to Mozilla and since then, Mozilla has created the fabulous Firefox and SeaMonkey browsers. This last version of Netscape is essentially Firefox 2 with a special theme.


I tried this last version and I liked it, but if you're serious about your surfing, just stick to Firefox or Flock. If you need a full suite like the old Netscape Communicator, you should take a look at either Opera or SeaMonkey.




Quote from the website

Netscape Navigator 9 is a browser-only release. It does not contain an e-mail client, newsgroup reader, or HTML composer.


Users of the Netscape 7.x suite may choose not to install Netscape Navigator 9 to avoid the loss of these features.


You can have the best of both worlds by keeping Netscape 7.x installed for mail and news and installing Navigator 9 for browsing the Web.



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