Netscape's Branded Browser Name: 2001?
Tuesday February 8th, 2000
Henrik Gemal writes, "According to a bug that I reported the name of the next generation browser from Netscape is gonna be... hold on...
The bug report per mail. Check out the last line!!!!:
------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2000-02-07 17:49 ------- The component names and their descriptions should be as follows (in this order):
Navigator -- 'Web browser software'
First, does anyone know for sure that this is the real name? Or is this just another 'placeholder' name?
I've gotta say that I don't think that the name of the app necessarily informs when it will be released. That said, I think it's a great name. It takes Communicator completely out of the game of version number one-upsmanship. It could also tie in really well with the whole mystique around '2001: A Space Odyssey'. They could be playful with it, and have their green Moz standing before a giant monolith...
There's also some other news of interest: there's going to be a Netscape-branded Instant Messenger, as well (which, I believe, will be built around XUL). It'd be nice to get some clarification on this.
Tuesday February 8th, 2000 7:05 AM
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Netscape branded IM? That would be pointless and confusing if it was not part of AOL's AIM, and I don't think AOL wants to bring their API into the open source domain. It'll probably be just the normal AIM bundled with Netscape, except the signon logo will have a Netscape in there too (much like the first bundled AIM). As for Netscape 2001, I think that may be the only way to not sound "old" 5.0 when IE has 5.5/6.0.