“‘Net pioneer Netscape Communications may be headed for life support, or so says MozillaNews.org. If this is the case, it would be a very sad ending to the tortured history of the first browser to gain mass acceptance during the dawn of the Internet. According to MozillaNews, the next release of Netscape has a good chance of being the last for a while, if not forever. AOL has shown little interest in continued development of the browser, axing headcount of the Netscape division with vigor last December. AOL instead wishes to focus on Gecko, the current HTML engine of the Compuserve 7 browser, which is used in Mac OS X,” reports J. Eric Smith over on geekNews.com. Full story here.
MacDailyNews take: Thank Steve that we have Safari, so the potential of Netscape’s demise is now virtually meaningless, excpet to those prone to sentimentality – or who are still stuck on OS 9.