Netscape 9 is here!

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  1. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Well... who would have thought it...

    Netscape 9 is here. :)

    So cool to see the MOAB (Mother Of ALL Browsers) back in business!

    .... BTW This is posted in:
     

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    Nice to see a pic of the oldest proper browser on the newest major (well, soon-to-be major) OS...

    I don't know anyone who still uses Netscape...
     
  4. Peace macrumors Core

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    Cool..It makes me feel old though.

    I remember Internet In A Box and Netscape beta 0.99 :p
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It works for me.

    Yes, it's just another face for Gecko.

    A familiar name for older users never hurts.
     
  6. MacsRgr8 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Neither do I.

    I wonder why they did it.... I mean Safari on Mac and IE on PC or FireFox on both are considered mainstream.
    But, I must admit I think it is cool. It's nice and Universal too.
     
  7. shrewsburywolf macrumors regular

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    I still use it occasionally to test websites out. Very occasionally though :p
     
  8. wittegijt macrumors member

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    That would be NCSA Mosaic...

    Wittegijt
     
  9. MacsRgr8 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Hmm... I'm not so sure the older users really want to be able to remember this name.
    The ones who have experienced the Netscape vs. Microsoft Internet Exploder-built-in-Windows 95 integration story will feel happy that Netscape is alive and licking....
    But I'm pretty sure many Mac OS 8 / 9 users will feel a bit hesitant at least to embrace the Netscape which hasn't really done us Mac users a huge favour back in those days...
    Remember <ugh> 4.7.x series? Or the not-so-good version 6.0?

    But, I, on the other hand, welcome this great from the past!
     
  10. Peace macrumors Core

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    Something you can thank Al Gore for too.:)
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Between the Mozilla/Netscape initiative and the TBird/Eudora one, it will be interesting to see how this strategy pans out in terms of cohesiveness of Mozilla's offerings and continuing market penetration....
     
  12. MacsRgr8 thread starter macrumors 604

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    While true, I wonder how many users actually know that name.
     
  13. Peace macrumors Core

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    I wonder how many people remember Mark Andreessen who got ripped off by Microsoft.
     
  14. saxman macrumors 6502

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    Brings back memories of my first Internet experiences. I never liked IE. Don't know if I'd switch back to it now that I'm on a mac, but at least it somewhat survived AOL
     
  15. bluefiberoptics macrumors regular

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    I don't see what the big deal is. The Netscape web browser is now just Firefox with a Netscape theme added.

    I personally thought Netscape had the coolest name and logo out there.

    It's disappointing that AOL keeps the brand alive as a cheap ISP and copycat web browser.
     
  16. mac 2005 macrumors 6502a

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    I know that name, but I'm old. :eek:

    I've been designing Web pages since 1995, making me not exactly an Internet pioneer but close?
     
  17. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet. I might give it a shot. Netscape 3 Gold was the first web browser I used when I was 9 years old :) ( I think it was Netscape 3 Gold, not sure. )
     
  18. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder how many users remember using Gopher on NCSA Mosaic :eek:
     
  19. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Pick me! I did :eek:
     
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    :eek: Is that really the splash screen they're using? Looks like someone developers wannabe graphic designer nephew made it. Ugly!

    And, seriously, a web browser with a splash screen in 2007? :D

    Netscape brings back good memories of my childhood web adventures, but to me it died back in version 4.something.
     
  22. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Oh grow up. Do you know anything about Mozilla or Firefox or where they would be without AOL?
     
  23. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    The good ole days :D
     
  24. lord patton macrumors 65816

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    <p>What's a Netscape?</p>
     
  25. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    Actually, the mother of all browsers would be WorldWideWeb.app (back in the good ol' days when the web was a NeXT only affair :D ).

    Mosaic was made possible because Tim Berners-Lee shared his original source with anyone who wanted to use it. But WorldWideWeb.app originated back in 1990, Mosaic came almost two years later.

    And it is funny seeing all this fuss about Netscape when OmniWeb made it's debut not long after Netscape. OmniWeb was the premier browser for NEXTSTEP and OPENSTEP, was the first (and only) browser for Rhapsody and was the first browser for Mac OS X. No version of Netscape was even made for NEXTSTEP/OPENSTEP/Rhapsody, and Mac OS X has been a virtual after thought for Netscape all these years.
     

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