Netscape Navigator shuffles off its virtual coil. I bet most people are scratching their heads at this story wondering, "Netscape was still around?" Many obits will mention Microsoft's decision to kill Netscape with the antitrust decision to bundle its (at the time) crappy version of a browser with Windows 95. Less be will said, however, about these real self-immolating decisions, like selling itself to AOL, and allowing an open-source group named Mozilla run with the original code and create Firefox, effectively taking away all remaining marketshare.
If you've seen Netscape 9 lately, you'd realize it was nothing more than Firefox with a branded skin around it. Not a very satisfying end to the browser that opened the internet to the rest of the world.