Jay Garcia - Netscape Champion wrote:Netscape NEEDS your help!!
In order for Netscape to survive, it needs "numbers". Those "numbers"
are counted by the number of "registrations" entered when first installing
the application. In other words, how many users download and register the
product is the determining factor when AOL management audits usage.
Many users are "put off" by this registration process and look for
ways to circumvent this function which is understandable to a
degree. Please do NOT get around it, REGISTER. "Bite The Bullet" !!
BTW: When installing 7.01 you will be requested to "register"
again. Annoying, yes, I know .. But PLEASE, do NS a huge
favor, it only takes a minute.
-- Jay Garcia - Netscape Champion
I have to say, especially considering the way Jay Garcia makes the point, it's
unfair, and could well be detrimental to the future of Netscape, if we try to
avoid the registration process after installing a copy of Netscape.
Because of this, I've taken the decision to include the component that invokes
the registration/activation dialog to appear after installation of Netscape, in the
forthcoming v7.01 updates of my DJGM-i Distros of the Netscape browser.
If you haven't registered your copy of Netscape 7.0, please do so as soon
as you possibly can by selecting "Register Netscape" from the Help menu.
I agree that the registration process can be an annoyance, but it seems
that it is a "necessary evil", so to speak. Especially if AOL are counting
all the registrations, if not enough people are registering their copies
of Netscape, then AOL-TW may decide that NS is no longer viable,
and pull the plug. That would be a very sad thing to happen, not
just for those of us that like Netscape and enjoy using Netscape
browsers, but it would be a sad day for the web in general.
The so called "browser wars" would well and truly be over,
and Microsoft will be declared the outright winner.
Do we want that to happen? Like hell we do!
So, please register your Netscape browser asap. The future
of Netscape, the original "king of browsers" may depend on it!