R.I.P. Netscape: end of a dotcom icon


AOL’s focus on transitioning to an ad-supported web business leaves little room for the size of investment needed to get the Netscape browser to a point many of its fans expect it to be. Given AOL’s current business focus and the success the Mozilla Foundation has had in developing critically-acclaimed products, we feel it’s the right time to end development of Netscape branded browsers, hand the reins fully to Mozilla and encourage Netscape users to adopt Firefox.


I have been a Netscaper before jumping to FireFox. Wondering how many users will switch to FF now… Weird to see a burial of dotcom icon.