It’s a sad day for the Internet, as today marks the final day of Netscape Navigator, the first mass market graphical Webrowser and the precursor to our favorite, Firefox.
As of tomorrow, AOL, who owns Netscape, will cease support of the browser entirely tomorrow.
At one time, Netscape was the de facto Internet browser, but due to some nefariousness on the part of Microsoft, Internet Explorer took over. Now, the spiritual successor to Netscape, Firefox, is chipping away at IE’s market dominance.
Still, it’s sad to see an old friend leave forever. So take a moment today to thank Netscape, for without it, the Internet would likely be a much different place than it is today.