Support ends for Netscape

Discussion in 'Third Party Products' started by Webslinger, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  2. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Me either. It was pretty lean and was based on Firefox but I actually thought that a clean install of Netscape 9.0.0.x was snappier than a clean install of Firefox. I read somewhere it was optimized a bit but I forget where.

    People can pick from SeaMonkey [without the extra junk], Firefox and K-Meleon now.
  3. zebadee

    zebadee Well-Known Member

    Hi :)
    As Netscape was around first.
    I thought it was FireFox who had borrowed heavily on the other.
    Certainly in the early days.
  4. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Yeah, it is pretty silly and complex. The SeaMonkey Project was the continuation of Netscape Communicator 4.x and the complete rewrite of the browser & mail/newsreader when the Mozilla Foundation was formed. Later they switched and focused more on Firefox as a standalone browser. I honestly thought the SeaMonkey Project had been shelved but it's still releasing updates. Nonetheless, AOL decided to use Firefox for the basis of Netscape 9.

    RIP Netscape. The browser was all they had left and now that's gone, too.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2008
  5. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    I used Netscape back in the 4.0 days but after that it was always slow so I dumped it.