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Netscape藉火狐重生

Netscape歸入AOL命下之後,大部份時間都有「等死」的感覺,因為他們多被閒置不理。不過隨著Firefox大收旺場之後,AOL就決定以Firefox為基礎,推出新版的Netscape。AOL對Netscape用戶的通訊中如此說:

While other browsers have seen little improvement over recent years — except frequent patches for security leaks — we have consistently added new features to save you time and to make the most out your time online.


這不是五十步笑百步嗎?Netscape 7.0在2002年推出之後,AOL又對Netscape作過多少貢獻呢?

Anyway,Netscape有機會重生,對於Netscape的支持者來說也是好事,但AOL會將重點放在那兒呢?是以Firefox為藍本的Netscape (8.0??),還是以IE作核心的AOL Browser呢?AOL是巨人,但他們的發展邏輯,卻令人不易明白。

若你希望參與Netscape新Prototype的Beta Testing,可以到http://community.netscape.com/nscpbrowser,以登記密碼prototype1104登入,但他們似乎只限AOL用戶參加。Netscape Prototype將於11月30日讓Beta Tester下載測試。

[via MozInfo701]

相關報導:
Netscape Browser Review programme
Netscape Revived With Firefox Backing

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