Netscape is giving up

After more than a decade serving us web surfers Netscape has announced that their browser will be unsupported as of February this year (2008). The good thing is that they recommend everyone to switch to Firefox, but then again it really has been a FF-clone for several years now already.

Those of you that can’t live without the Netscape “look” can download Netscape theme and Netscape extensions to keep the familiar appearance…

In the comments (to the blog announcement) I see people complaining about Netscape giving up, and saying it’s sad to see someone give in to IE. In my opinion IE is just one of those things that comes bundled with Windows, and not really something people are downloading. The real competition is, and has been for several years, Opera, Firefox and Safari. And they’ve done wonders in respect to development and finding new markets, which Netscape on the other hand has failed to do (blame it on AOL).

Feel free to share your thoughts on this, or post your condolences…

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