Netscape Logo – Netscape Communications Corporation is an enterprise software famous as the creator of the web browser Netscape Navigator . It was purchased by AOL in 1999 . The company was founded as Mosaic Communications Corporation on April 4 of 1994 by Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark. It was one of the first companies to work with the nascent World Wide Web . He released a browser called Mosaic Netscape 0.9 on October 13th of 1994 . This browser was subsequently renamed Netscape Navigator .
The company changed its name to Netscape Communications Corporation on November 14 of 1994 . Microsoft released version 1.0 of Internet Explorer (IE) as part of Pack Plus for Windows 95 , as Spyglass (the developer of Internet Explorer), this was not taken from Netscape as is commonly believed, but Mosaic was a part of it. After this, Microsoft released on a number of IE, and both Netscape and Internet Explorer were adding new features, although these did not always work correctly.
This was known as the browser wars , in which both companies earmarked significant resources in their browsers so that one was better than another, but Internet Explorer began to take the lead because of the large amounts of money invested in it and decision to include the default browser in Microsoft Windows . Meanwhile, users began to complain about the large number of errors and problems that they experienced due to the high speed of development, so that the new priority was to make browsers work well, instead of adding new features.
America Online ( AOL ) announced Nov. 24 it would acquire Netscape Communications in 4200 million U.S. $, although they say that AOL was more interested in other properties rather than Netscape in the browser itself. On November 14th of 2000 , AOL released Netscape 6.0 based on Mozilla 0.6 (version 5 was skipped). Unfortunately, Mozilla 0.6 was still far from being stable, so that the effect of Netscape 6.0 was the further away the users of the Netscape brand. It was not until August 2001 when Netscape 6.1 based on Mozilla 0.9.2 appeared that was far more robust and almost a year later came the Netscape 7.0 (a few days after being released Netscape Communicator 4.8, showing that the efforts of developers Netscape remained divided).
After the case in which Microsoft was found guilty of abuse of power monopoly and was sentenced to pay U.S. $ 750 million to AOL and share some technologies, including leave AOL license and distribute Internet Explorer for free for 7 years. This was regarded as the “Death of Netscape.” On July 15 of 2003 AOL got rid of the Netscape brand, took the logo of your building and dismissed most of the programmers.