Users of the Netscape Navigator 9 browser will see the following major upgrade notice available today, released as Netscape 18.104.22.168. When the Netscape 22.214.171.124 upgrade is accepted and run, the following notice will appear, denoting the end of support date (March 1) and the recommendations of Flock and Firefox:
The "Remind me later", followed by clicking the "Stay with Netscape" button, can be used in case one wants to keep Netscape 9 after the end of support date. For those who are keeping Netscape, the Navigator 126.96.36.199 release contains the security patches
contained in Firefox 188.8.131.52.
If one of the Download links are clicked, a progress will begin that downloads and installs the new browser, and migrates preferences/settings from Navigator.
People who decide against this upgrade can still find easy download links for Flock and Firefox on netscape.com
. Just look for the following "Recommended Alternative Browsers" section on the right hand side:
For those who choose Flock, not only will you get a seamless upgrade of your preferences from Navigator 9, but you'll have the option to choose a theme that (to us) looks a lot like the Navigator theme. Very cool.
I'd like to thank Shawn Hardin
, Clayton Stark
and the whole Flock
team, for continuing to create tools to help the Netscape faithful maintain a high quality browsing experience.