I may be a little late for this post but I thought it must be done:
The end has come.
Some quotes from the blog:
“While internal groups within AOL have invested a great deal of time and energy in attempting to revive Netscape Navigator, these efforts have not been successful in gaining market share from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Recently, support for the Netscape browser has been limited to a handful of engineers tasked with creating a skinned version of Firefox with a few extensions.“
“We’ll continue to release security patches for the current version of the browser, Netscape Navigator until February 1, 2008. After February 1, there will be no more active product support for Navigator 9, or any previous Netscape Navigator browser. This includes Netscape v1-v4.x, Netscape v6, Netscape v7 Suite, Netscape Browser v8, and Netscape Navigator/Messenger 9.“
“The Netscape Team fully stands behind the fine work being done by the Mozilla Foundation. We recommend that you download Mozilla Firefox and give it a try. We know you’ll enjoy it!“
(looks like they like FireFox)
“While we will no longer support the Netscape web browser as of February 1, 2008, Netscape.com will still continue to serve as a general use Internet portal.“
Ok enough of that, they even post a link to Firefox add ons that resemble the features of Netscape.
The latest update for Netscape Navigator is 188.8.131.52 and can be downloaded here.