AOL has announced that Netscape will officially die on February 1st, 2008. I am not surprised since AOL hasn’t really taken good care of Netscape. AOL bought Netscape in 1998 and that was probably around the last time the I actually used it as my browser of choice. I remember when we first got signed up with Infowest in St. George. I downloaded Netscape for WIndows 3.11 from a BBS, so we would be all ready to go. I believe that was version 1.2 or something like that. It was at least a little while before Internet Explorer came on the scene. I think had Microsoft actually played fair Netscape might still be a decent browser. At least now Firefox is a excellent alternative.