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Throwback Thursday: Netscape

My friend nikkidactyl was talking about ICQ and AOL, remember them, and it got me to thinking a little about Netscape. This was the first widely adopted browser on the Internet. This company was the first real competition to Microsoft which didn’t have much of a Internet strategy until it got serious about Internet Explorer. Netscape was eventually bought out by AOL. I miss the old days of Netscape, but its legacy product Firefox lives on to continue the mission. 

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Netscape 3.0, A Trip Down Geek Memory Lane – I kind of miss using Netscape. It was a great browser that did some cool things. Netscape 4 was also a great line of browsers too. Unfortunately AOL bought them and proceeded to ruin it. Microsoft also did it’s part in killing it with Internet Explorer. Mozilla is the legacy browser and much of what was in Netscape still lives. I miss the early days of the World Wide Web a little. However the current Web offers some really cool things such as Tumblr, Twitter and the like.