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.
#21 Re: Odyssey
Tuesday February 8th, 2000 5:15 PM
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Yeah NS 2001, reminds me to "2001 A Space Odyssey" as well. But it's not only that Odysseus went around vissiting cool sites. He got lost as the Gods were angry at him and tried to get home for more than ten years without finding back. So an Odyssey is a not too positively expression.
2001!!! What a stupid idea. Call it Netscape 5 and show enough self confidence in you to stay consequent.