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Old 01-10-2015, 11:23 PM
 
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I remember the name from the 90's. I'm not sure what caused me to remember it, but anyway I looked it up and apparently it has been reformed into Mozilla Firefox. But on the other hand, there is also a current website for Netscape.

Does anyone know anything about this? Thanks.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:34 PM
 
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FireFox is the Netscape web browser. The Netscape brand and other products were sold to AOL. AOL then used Netscape (Firefox) code to create a new Netscape browser, but it has been discontinued.
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:17 AM
 
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Marc Andreeson is the originator (?) of Netscape. Before that was Mosaic, after was Firefox. Seems I read something about he had a toy dinosaur he called Mozilla on his monitor, thus the name.

Interesting note, around that time MicroSoft introduced a brower... a really cheesy thing call Internet Explorer. MS wasn't interested in further developing the thing claiming that the internet wasn't that big a deal.
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:46 PM
 
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Netscape Navigator.

I used that all the time with my dial up because **** internet explorer.
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Old 01-11-2015, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Denver
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My first development kit in 1996:

Netscape
Lycos
Usa.net for email.
NetDynamics for Java.
Iona Corba for C++
Glink for Open VMS/IBM 3270

Ahh good stuff... Loved Netscape!
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I remember creating my geocities web page in netscape navigator.
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Old 01-11-2015, 05:20 PM
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I still remember the embossed letter "N" breathing in and out as the browser throbber in the earliest versions of Netscape.

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Old 01-11-2015, 10:43 PM
 
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I remember creating my geocities web page in netscape navigator.
That is cool beyond words. I don't even know what geocities is but I remember the name.
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:52 PM
 
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I remember creating my geocities web page in netscape navigator.
I had a homepage, with links to stuff and everything. At the top I had an LED sign that scrolled across the page. I could change the script everyday to say something different. Looking back, I had the first TWITTER account.

My (so called) friends would just screw up their faces like confused and say 'What?'
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:07 PM
 
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Yep, I remember Netscape well and the breathing N icon. The Seamonkey browser (from the Mozilla family) feels to me like the old Netscape browser to a degree. Seamonkey even has an HTML editor in the suite.
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