RIP: Netscape Navigator Web browser

Posted on in Categories News last updated January 1, 2008
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.

Download Firefox 2.0.0.5 for Windows, Linux and Mac

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, Linux, Linux desktop, Mozilla, OS X, UNIX, Windows, Windows server last updated July 18, 2007

Firefox 2 is the next generation release of the award-winning Firefox web browser from Mozilla has just released new version 2.0.0.5. These Release Notes cover what’s new, download and installation instructions, known issues and frequently asked questions for Firefox 2.

Download Firefox 2.0.0.5

=> Visit official site to download firefox. See how to install firefox tar ball