As of February 1st, the Netscape Navigator browser is no longer being supported, and no more updates will be released.
This is a sad day, especially to those who used Netscape before Internet Explorer was even around (!)
But – the price of IE (free) and the integration with Windows (95) slowly ate into the market share of Netscape Navigator. The browser wars were at a peak with the 4.0 browsers – it was an even stoush for a while.
But – then Netscape went “open source” – and created Mozilla – which kinda morphed into Firefox.
Netscape was bought by AOL, and subsequently dwindled away into insignificance. 😦
Have a look at this screen-shots for some nostalgia !
I like the comment that it’s “specially tuned to take advantage of Win 95 interface enhancements and features“…
Read more @ wired.com :