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Old 02-15-2005, 05:39 PM   #1
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Question Netscape and Firefox...


I have gotten a post on another forum that goes like this:

"Wolf, Netscape is not used alot anymore, microsoft has 90% of the browser market. FireFox is based off Netscape code but it is not netscape."

What is true and not true about this post?

Our thread basically is about him and some others trying to prove Windows and I.E. better then Linux and Firefox and other browsers.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 05:54 PM   #2
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From what I have read, all of that is true. Although, I have recently seen commercials for Netscape internet service...which could either mean the ship is sinking and they are desperate, or they are on the up and up and making money. Netscape and Firefox both run off of the Mozilla Gecko engine. Who runs the show and what they do with the money are the only major differences. See the following link for the low down. (https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECN/R...20040223161732)
 
Old 02-15-2005, 05:58 PM   #3
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FireFox is based off Netscape code but it is not netscape."
True. See www.mozilla.org for all of the facts.

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Netscape is not used alot anymore, microsoft has 90% of the browser market.
I do not know the exact numbers bit it is probably close.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 06:00 PM   #4
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Ok, this ...

Ok, that post wasnt that big of a deal anyways but this post is: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=290680
 
Old 02-15-2005, 07:01 PM   #5
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Netscape, mozilla and firefox all exist and you can use them in current up to date versions.

firefox is a new core, tho loosely based on mozilla, which was in tern based on netscape - tho the current simulaities are very great between netscpe and mozilla (I can hardly tell them apart) while firefox is different and new...
 
Old 02-15-2005, 07:16 PM   #6
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From what I've heard, AOL is bringing back netscape and basing it on firefox

The code development went like this:
Code:
Netscape-->mozilla -->firefox-->netscape
With those representing the three forks. Mozilla was based on opened netscape code, Firefox is the gecko engine with a new xul frontend, and the new Netscape is a fork of firefox.

Last edited by sh1ft; 02-15-2005 at 07:17 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 07:24 PM   #7
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All the netscape, mozilla browsers will be based on firefox in the future. Firefox was the great experiment, and it worked well.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 09:31 PM   #8
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With the popularity of Firefox as it is now, I don't know why netscape is trying to get back into the web browser game.
 
  


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