The Netscape browser will be officially dead as of 1 March 2008, with no new updates or support. This draws to a close an era that began in the 90s during the rise of the world wide web. Netscape was the second browser I ever used, the first being a text-based browser called lynx that few people today know, and I remember being introduced to it by a friend who was incredibly excited about it. Back then it was in its beta version or something. I think it was version 0.9. But I’ve longed stopped using Netscape. As have the rest of the world. I guess most young people only know the name in passing, and not from personal experience.
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