Happy new year! We’re killing support for Netscape

netscape.jpgLost in all the obits of Netscape Navigator this week is the important fact that the browser will, in fact, continue to exist, even if its market share continues to erode faster than Larry Ellison’s hairline. AOL says it simply won’t offer any security updates for the product, which basically leaves the nostalgic users who can’t let go wide open to attack, assuming that any phishers or spyware makers can be bothered to go after all 10 of them. Oh, and the support officially ends in Februrary. Maybe that’s AOL’s idea of an early Valentine’s gift.

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