View Full Version : Now HP says ditch Netscape

Jul 4, 2004, 10:29 PM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: Now HP says ditch Netscape (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040704232915)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

Approved by Mudbug

Jul 4, 2004, 11:27 PM
Yes, on HP-UX, the Netscape browser is years old. Is it a surprise that HP doesn't want it there?

Sun Baked
Jul 4, 2004, 11:35 PM
"Netscape is no longer being updated for HP-UX. It should be removed, and Mozilla should be used instead," HP says in its security alert. Not a huge problem, Netscape causes a bunch of hairy furballs every now and then that stay around for awhile.

Mozilla is more up-to-date, usually.

Jul 5, 2004, 01:10 AM
Makes me happy I have Safari. :)

Jul 5, 2004, 07:55 AM
Makes me happy I have Safari. :)
Amen to that. :D

Jul 5, 2004, 12:53 PM
safari rocks. But if i was forced at gun point to use another browser on the mac, it would be firefox. Netscape has to much added junk to it.

Jul 5, 2004, 07:34 PM
Firefox is just too un-Mac-like for me after using Safari, OmniWeb, and Camino. 0.9.1 was miserable even after removing all prefs, e.g. the menu bar was missing after restarting and text input didn't work on forms.

Jul 6, 2004, 11:09 AM
The most recent version of Netscape for HP-UX is 4.8. Don't believe me? See for yourself (http://wp.netscape.com/download/archive.html).

AOL/Netscape halted development on the 4.x code many years ago. All subsequent releases of Netscape (6.x and 7.x) are based on Mozilla. I guess seeing several major releases with no HP-UX support wasn't enough of a hint that they should start looking for a different browser.

Fortunately for HP-UX users, Mozilla (http://www.mozilla.org) is available for HP-UX (http://www.mozilla.org/releases/#1.7). And if HP doesn't trust the contributed build, they can easily download the sources and compile their own build, just like Sun is doing for Solaris. (Sun also provides Solaris builds of FireFox (http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/releases/#download)