Farewell Netscape

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My first real experiences on the Intertuberwebbernets were in high school, and I always used Netscape to get online. I missed this yesterday, but it looks like Navigator has gone the way of the floppy:

Netscape Navigator, now owned by AOL, will no longer be supported after 1 March 2008, the company has said.

In the mid-1990s, as the commercial web began to take off, the browser was used by more than 90% of people online.

Its market share has since slipped to just 0.6% as other browsers such as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) and Firefox have eroded its user base.

So, perhaps I’m still using it after all! Still, it’s sad to see Navigator end thus. Via Gizmodo.