Mandrake wrote:The portal makes them money . . . the browser
does NOTHING for them . . . why should they
continue to make it? It's made no gain on IE.
If AOL had actually bothered to promote Netscape properly, as a viable (and safer alternative to
IE) it would've regained a good proportion of it's marketshare. Instead, AOL squandered billions
of dollars on acquiring the company, that made many millions of people sit up and take notice of
the internet, thanks to it (commercially) being the pioneer of graphical web browsers.
AOL did next to nothing with their acquisition of Netscape, and sat idly by, as it was gradually
battered into submission by Microsoft. AOL let a good thing go to waste, and as of today,
they should be thoroughly, and absolutely ashamed of themselves for that.
While AOL still owns the Netscape name and the Netscape brand, I hope that a better company
such as Sun, IBM, RedHat, or even Apple, eventually puts in an offer to acquire Netscape, and
and uses the acquisition to it's fullest potential, which is something that AOL never did.
Meanwhile, I hope AOL continues to lose money, and eventually just fades away into obscurity.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Netscape/7.1 (ax)
SeaMonkey = Swiss Army Knife: It's versatile, reliable, and contains useful tools.
Windows Internet Explorer = Old Swiss Cheese: Full of holes, and it stinks!