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Goodbye Netscape, we hardly knew ye

Well, it seems official that Netscape is dead.  I wish it meant more to me to read that, but Netscape lost relevance so very long ago.  We all owe a great deal of gratitude to it however, for: pushing browser boundaries; making the “internet” relevant for a large number of people; keeping Microsoft honest; giving us Firefox.

I’ll always thinking back fondly of you Netscape, but I’ll try to remember you as you were… not not who you became.

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Comments

Lee wrote on

Sweet! That means that I will only have to put up with AOL disks containing NetScape for 5 more years! I directly attribute the rising cost of CD-R’s to AOL consumption for their slow-cooked(snail mail) spam campaign.

Grant wrote on

I don’t see why anyone needed it, we all know firefox is the only browser you need and IE for cross browser testing, maybe flook for the social user. HAHA I really wish the world was that simple.

Rob wrote on

Good. The less browsers we need to consider when developing for the web the better, even if the remaining ones are not ‘standards compliant’.

Los Angeles Night Life wrote on

NETSCAPE IS DEAD? WHEN DID IT DIE?
  DAM,(AND I NEVER EVEN GOT TO INSTALL MINE!       
JAMES

Ankur Jain wrote on

Wow, it is finally gone…then again one less browser to worry about ;)...although I never really tested any of my sites in Netscape hehe