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Re: No more netscape - they are dead - or their browser is...
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2001, 07:57:00 AM »
Actually Netscape died when AOhelL bought them in '99. Netscape.com used to be a pretty cool place to look for some of the newest gadgets, toys and plug-ins for their products. Now it's just another portal competing for eyeballs along with Yahoo, Lycos and Excite@Home to mention a few.

The real deal behind the downplaying of Netscape's browser is that AOL Time Warner doesn't want to jeprodize their position of being bundled into Windows XP along with MSN when Joe Average user gets his new Wintel box and he clicks on the "Connect to the Internet" shortcut. There's a LOT of dollars, marks, francs (insert the local currency of your choice here) at stake here and Microsoft is being the hard nosed negotiatiors that they can be as a monopoly.

Netscape Navigator will never completely die but it may become harder to come by if AOL gets bundled with XP.


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Re: No more netscape - they are dead - or their browser is...
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2001, 08:08:00 AM »
I can't wait until the day comes when that shitty Netscape browser is finally gone. Then I won't have to here so much WHINING by Netscape users.... now if only the people would go away with it..  
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Re: No more netscape - they are dead - or their browser is...
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2001, 08:31:00 AM »
Personally, I think IExploder is one of the worst thought out and executed pieces of shit excuse for software I've ever seen a computer subjected to...and I've seen quite a bit since I started playing with micros in '78.

BTW, Pac, iCab renders your webzine just fine. So I still don't have to use Gates' shit to use the Internet. :P


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Re: No more netscape - they are dead - or their browser is...
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2001, 08:55:00 AM »
I am impressed that you CAN see my webzine! That's kinda nice to know!
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Re: No more netscape - they are dead - or their browser is...
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2001, 11:17:00 AM »
am i the only person for which Windows 98 SE, and IE5 never crash for?

This includes office 2k


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Re: No more netscape - they are dead - or their browser is...
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2001, 12:20:00 PM »
Nah, it works fine for me. I've used Netscape, Moasic, IE, Opera, etc... really as long as it doesn't hang it doesn't matter.

Aahz.


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Re: No more netscape - they are dead - or their browser is...
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2001, 01:16:00 PM »
as a regular netscape user, I'd be more diappointed with this if Mozilla, the open-source basis for NS6 (With some nicer features IMO)wasn't finally good enough that I'm about to switch.  (At least on my windows system, I haven't got around to finishing my Linux install, much less try browsers on it)

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Re: No more netscape - they are dead - or their browser is...
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2001, 04:32:00 PM »
Well,

As for me, I still use Netscape . . Netscape 4.77 specifically.

Why?  Very simple.  If I install Internet Explorer, I would like to be able to remove it, completely, if I so choose.

But oooh no!  Bully Boy Bill in Redmond will have absolutely none of that . . I've found that the only way to get rid of IE completely once it's been installed is to format and reinstall the OS, because I don't know all the secret stuff to do to get rid of it, and I suspect that it changes some of the OS's files anyway.

But I haven't used IE since the time when version 3 would crash constantly on me, and I do mean constantly!!    


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Re: No more netscape - they are dead - or their browser is...
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2001, 04:35:00 PM »
Oops, and I forgot to mention . . why do I use this rather than Mozilla or Netscape 6?

Simple, while I have some not-so-decrepit PCs , I have some older ones that don't meet the minimum hardware requirements!  Not to mention that I'm fairly sure that IE is not exactly a lightweight when it comes to system resources either!

And IE lacks the one thing that Netscape has to really quickly put an end to the continous "we'll do popups eternally and you can't stop us no matter how many windows you close" problem . . .

IE does not have Netscape's equivalent of File->Quit


Re: No more netscape - they are dead - or their browser is...
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2001, 05:17:00 AM »
I like winows lite, it removes shitty IE altogether.
I like the way the 98 machines run, less problems because it's not running bloated code. Even a 486 can run 98 fine after running lite on it. Works wonders.  Anyone who can't see both sides of anything is ignorant.

I run win ME on my other machine, unfortunatly though windows lite isn't ready for the newer ME OS yet


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Re: No more netscape - they are dead - or their browser is...
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2001, 06:24:00 AM »
I prefer Netscape 4.77, it does all that I need it too.  Netscape 6, gawd, break out the wooden stakes KILL IT!  However, bury it next to Explorer.  I want a clean simple browser that shows me in big letters what I asked for  in the center of my screen.

:-P

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Re: No more netscape - they are dead - or their browser is...
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2001, 02:21:00 PM »
I think that my motto as far as user agents are concerned are
"if it renders a page readably - use it"

As IE seems to be the only UA that I've used that actually works all the time why bother with something else - it hasn't crashed more than 7 times in 2 years and really after that sort of technical anaylsis I stop caring.

So really if getting rid of Netscapes cuts down on the number of people experiencing problems, is it a bad thing?


Re: No more netscape - they are dead - or their browser is...
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2001, 03:00:00 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Prophet Tenebrae:
So really if getting rid of Netscapes cuts down on the number of people experiencing problems, is it a bad thing?

Yes, as a matter of fact, it is. I presume that you own MSFT (the stock)? If not, this is the time to buy it. Unlike your beloved UK, this country was founded on the principles of freedom of choice (among others) so why should I have something forced upon me that I neither want nor use?

I tend to agree with Bad Irving. If it works, use it but don't try to shove your opinion down my throat.

BTW, this opinion was written with the aid of the computer for those who Think Differently. He has a mind like a steel trap...Rusted Shut!


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Re: No more netscape - they are dead - or their browser is...
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2001, 03:11:00 PM »
I could make a comment about people shoving opinions down other people's throats, but that would open up a can of worms that's best left alone at this time....
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