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Its finally over... Netscape pulled the plug yesterday on its browsers. Announced on a post on its official blog Netscape Navigator died a long painful death.

Though I'm a hardcore IE fan all through my Internet life (after IE4 that is), I can't help but take a moment, a deep breath and actually realize, its over for NN.

I was looking back all those years of the browser wars between NN and IE, here is an interesting graph on Browser Market Share from Wikipedia.

IE's dominance over the Internet is remarkable. It hasn't been an easy journey for Microsoft, reading through this article on Wikipedia on History of IE brings back so many memories and the hardships that the company had to go trough to keep the browser alive and keep the innovations going.

NN does deserve a huge round of applause and a standing ovation for its job in the browser space as it bows out. ...and we continue to look forward to IE to innovate more and give us the worlds best browsing experience.

Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:44 AM | Back to top


Comments on this post: R.I.P Netscape Navigator

# re: R.I.P Netscape Navigator
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This is very bad. Even if you are an employee of Microsoft, you should accept truth.

See this--->http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp
Left by Truth on Dec 29, 2007 6:13 AM

# re: R.I.P Netscape Navigator
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Truth? The stats at "http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp" are not the truth, the authors recognize that in the notes at the bottom of the page

"These facts indicate that the browser figures above are not 100% realistic. Other web sites have statistics showing that Internet Explorer is used by at least 80% of the users."
Left by All the Truth on Dec 29, 2007 7:25 AM

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