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Saturday
Feb232008

The end of Netscape

AOL gave the last update for the Netscape Navigator browser Wednesday and has notified users to switch to other browsers such as Firefox or Flock.

I remember using Netscape back in the day when I was a kid, I preferred it to Internet Explorer because I didn't like the way IE worked, of course back then that was IE 5, and that was total garbage to me. I hated Internet Explorer, but any ways, I used Netscape for all my Internet browsing, lol the funny thing is I was using Dial-Up back then so things weren't that good.

While my parents didn't know a thing about the Internet, or how to surf it, I was on line a lot, always checking out the latest news and tools that I could use. Well back then Social sites like Myspace, Facebook, weren't in existence so really there wasn't much to do, I do remember using AIM to chat with my girlfriend, but that's another story.

What I liked about Netscape Navigator was that it was far more advanced than Internet Explorer. It had tabs, it had similar features, but what I liked is that back then I could use POP3 to connect to my e-mail account, and get my mail in Outlook Express. See with Dial-up you only got one e-mail address, and that was my dads, I wanted my own, and I didn't want to get an online email account, I wanted something that's there on my desktop. It was so nice to have that, I felt like a professional.

Its amazing to see that Netscape will fade away, but in the end I kind of knew that it would happen. Slowly but surely AOL itself will fade away, and be nothing but a memory in the back of our minds. I may be 22, but just seeing this reminds me of how old I am, and I cant believe how much has happened in my life time so far, and I know there is still more surprises ahead as technology continues to grow, and change our world.

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