[svlug] open source mimicking existing software?

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Mon Mar 7 18:49:58 PST 2005

on Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 03:14:34PM -0800, Margaret Wendall (mwendall at gmail.com) wrote:
> Hi!
> I wonder how many SVLUG members have used the original Netscape
> browser? It looked a lot like today's versions, but was freeware and
> didn't do much except get a GUI browser on line. It wasn't bad for the
> time, though.

If you're feeling _truly_ nostalgic:


Goes back to 2.02.

IME, versions prior to 3.x won't run on modern GNU/Linux systems, glibc
conflicts I suspect.

I _do_ find the 3.x branch to have been relatively useful, though I
suspect it's dangerous to use same these days.


Karsten M. Self <kmself at ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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