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Go firefox go :)

Mozilla is aiming to create what may be the geekiest world record ever with its upcoming Firefox 3 browser release. With more than 14,000 improvements, Firefox 3 is faster, safer and smarter than before. Mozilla asking users to pledge to download the next full release of its browser on the day it is available so the release can set a Guinness World Record for the largest number of software downloads in 24 hours.

=> Set a Guinness World Record Enjoy a Better Web (via PCWorld)

RIP: Netscape Navigator Web browser

Netscape Navigator Logo - End of Support for Netscape web browsers

I haven't used Netscape web browser for years it's sad to see the early internet browser disappear.

Netscape Navigator, the world's first commercial Web browser and the launch pad of the Internet boom, will be pulled off life support Feb. 1 after a 13-year run. Microsoft and its Internet Explorer played a big roll in early browser war. Also lack of significant innovation paid the ultimate price. AOL officially stopped development of Netscape Navigator on 28 December 2007 and plans to continue support for the browser in the form of security updates until 2 February 2008. Afterwards, AOL will cancel support, but will allow nostalgic users to download archived versions of the browser. Also, AOL will continue to maintain the Netscape website as an ad supported Internet portal.

Netscape spawned an open-source project called Mozilla, in which developers from around the world freely contribute to writing and testing the software. Mozilla released its standalone browser, Firefox, and Netscape was never able to regain its former footing.