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CNET News: Is This the End of Netscape?

May 30, 2003, 19:00 (42 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Becker)

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"So much for Netscape 8.0.

"That's one upshot of Thursday's settlement between Microsoft and AOL Time Warner, according to industry analysts who predict that the Netscape browser--currently at version 7.02--will now move from a neglected orphan of AOL Time Warner to a candidate for euthanasia.

"'For the most part, it means Netscape is pretty much gone,' said Rob Enderle, an analyst for research firm Giga Information Group. 'AOL is going to continue indefinitely now on IE (Internet Explorer) and has no justification really to continue funding Netscape...'"

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