The web browser that was my first experience of the web is set to disappear. Netscape Navigator, now owned by AOL, will no longer be supported after 1 March 2008.
In the mid-1990s, as the web turned from a geek tool to a business tool, the browser was used by more than 90% of people online. Now it is 0.6% as other browsers such as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) and Firefox have eroded its user base. Quite a visionairy product at the time. …Let’s turn a command line interface like Gopher into a graphical one.
Another product forced into retirement by Microsoft.
I don’t believe AOL actually bundled the Navigator with its offering.
Who would have thought a product like this would make it perfectly normal to meet people on line and have a bunch of friends who I’ve never met!