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Posts Tagged ‘Netscape’
The last time we did a report on the operating system and browser stats was back in January 2009. In January Chrome was starting to take off as it passed 1% market share, and both Windows and Internet Explorer suffered some big blows as their competition scooped up some of their precious users.
Back last September, Netscape announced they were calling it quits with their "Digg-Clone" social media site and instead were starting something new called Propeller. Essentially Propeller is the Digg-Clone under a new name. They incorporated the typical Netscape orange and green colors into the new logo and called it a day.
Now that the month of June has wrapped up we can see what browsers and operating systems have emerged as victorious. In both segments Microsoft is still dominating the market according to Net Applications, but there are some competitors that continue to crawl up behind them. In fact both Windows and Internet Explorer dropped in market share for June 2008.
Last week we took a look at where the various browsers stood up against each other in terms of market share. I was shocked (to say the least) when Internet Explorer triumphantly came out on top with a 1.22% market share increase. That really hit hard for Firefox who's market share was sent spiraling down to 16.96%, which was nearly a percent lower than the previous month.
And so April 2008 has come to an end, which means it's time to take a look at how the browsers stack up against each other once again. Who's rising, who's falling, and who can't catch a break? I think some of the stats might surprise you!
We realized that we've never really done an article diving deep into the history of browser stats even though we have shown you screenshots of browsers from long ago. Thanks to Net Applications we have about a year and a half worth of data to look at, and it is interesting to see the rise and fall of the different browsers.
I wish I could say that I'm surprised, but AOL has decided to kick the can on further Netscape Navigator developments. The Netscape team will publish security updates for one more month (until February 1, 2008), and after that Netscape Navigator will just be a memory. Here's what the Netscape blog had to say:
Have you ever wondered how browsers have evolved over time? I'm sure many of you can recall using early versions of Netscape as they were pushed out the door, but some of the new features and interface designs have happened so slowly that it may be hard to appreciate the browsers we currently have.
The other day Netscape took the plunge and provided a completely reworked version of their browser. The new Netscape 9 is based on the Firefox 2 browser, and therefore has some really nice features such as inline spell checking.
Last week, Netscape posted an announcement that they were calling it quits with their "Digg-Clone" social media site. They said that after a study, they found that people didn't associate the Netscape brand with socially controlled news, therefore they were moving on. They also promised though, that their social news site would be around, just not at the Netscape.com domain.
Some of you probably remember the controversy that came last Summer when Netscape launched a social news service which they hoped would compete with Digg. They even went as far as "bribing" some of the top Digg and Reddit users at the time with $1,000 per month to come over to Netsca [...]
Have you ever installed a program and decided later on that you didn’t want it anymore? The natural thing is to uninstall it, but it never seems like Windows removes every trace of the application. I’ve been in this situation quite a few times, but thanks to Tinhed over in the forum, I won’t be having so many troubles anymore.
Netscape has just launched their new version of My.Netscape into Beta. It went live today and looks and acts similar to NetVibes or the Google Personalized Homepage. They’ve included modules that you can click, drag, drop, and position just how you’d like it.