RIP: Netscape

Some may call Netscape the Google of the Nineties but as of tomorrow it’s destiny will be sealed.

According to owner, AOL, Netscape Navigator will no longer be supported after March 1 2008 by the company.

I guess in the age of Firefox and IE there’s no gap left to fill…

Netscape was created by Marc Andreessen who as a student had co-authored Mosaic, the first popular web browser.

“While internal groups within AOL have invested a great deal of time and energy in attempting to revive Netscape Navigator, these efforts have not been successful in gaining market share from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer,” said Tom Drapeau on the Netscape blog last year, when the demise of the browser was first announced.

netscapelogo.jpg R.I.P. Netscape

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