Since Netscape Browser 8 no longer receives security updates, the Netscape team at AOL strongly recommends that those still using Netscape upgrade to a safe browser alternative. Flock is just such an alternative, based on a strong Firefox core with many additional features that allow you to manage your webmail and social networks. Plus, the core team that originally built Netscape Browser 8 is largely still intact, and is the same team that builds Flock
In order to migrate from Netscape Browser 8 to Flock, when the above update appears, all you will need to do is click "Easily Migrate to Flock Now!". That's it. Your bookmarks and profile information will be transferred to your new Flock installation, and you'll be ready to try Flock out in a matter of minutes.
Flock is also planning to integrate the great improvements of Firefox 3, once they have been fully tested by the open source community. In the end, migrating to Flock, and then receiving the benefits of Firefox 3, is a low maintenance way to continue to experience the best that the Web has to offer.
Once again, many thanks to the Flock team for their expertise and dedication in creating a great way for Netscape Browser 8 users to migrate to a great new browsing experience!Update (March 25th) -
Here is a comment from Evan Hamilton of the Flock team:
I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Evan Hamilton, and I work at Flock as Community Ambassador. This means that I get to spend my days interacting with all the great people who use Flock.
Welcome to the Flock community! We appreciate that Netscape 8 was your browser of choice (most of the original Netscape 8 team now works at Flock) and we know that transitions can be hard. That's why we've built in the automatic Netscape-to-Flock import sequence. You'll see this during installation, but if you miss it (or need to try it again), you can access it by going to File>Import and choosing Netscape.
We are confident that Flock will be a great experience for you once you've transitioned, and we always invite feedback on how we can make Flock even better for you. You can submit feedback at http://www.flock.com/feedback
or you can just email me directly (my address is below).
Once again, welcome to Flock! We're very excited to have some new Flockstars join us, and we're looking forward to making your browsing experience stable, safe, and social.
Flock Community Ambassador
evan at flock dot com