Saturday, December 29, 2007

AOL Kills the Netscape Browser

AOL just announced that their support of the Netscape browser will end. There will be no updates after Feb. 1, 2008. They are urging the Netscape users to migrate over to Firefox.

Netscape was orginally started in 1994 as the original browser. Then Microsoft came along with Internet Explorer in late 1995 and gained a huge market share. Netscape was the focus of a federal antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft.

Since AOL is now focusing on ad-supported web business, any support for Netscape takes away from their core business, so it was decided to let Netscape die.

There is a link on our blog to download Firefox as a replacement.

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