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    Does Netscape 5 exist?

    As far as I know Netscape 5 doesn't exist, right?
    I've found some compiled source codes for something
    that should be Netscape 5, but there is no official
    release, right? I also looked at Netscape's web site,
    and the only versions available for download are these:
    6.2x, 6.1x, 4.8, 4.7x, 4.6x, 4.5x, 4.0x, 3.0x, 2.0x

    If that is so, then why are statistics at
    http://www.thecounter.com/stats/2003...ry/browser.php
    showing that 1% of visitors are using Netscape 5.x ???

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    There was an alpha version of NS5 but in your case the reason you keep seeing NS5 showing up in your stats is probably because the NS6 userAgent string returns as version 5.0
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    I thought they just released Netscape 6 because they wanted to sound on par with the realease of IE6...

    You know, because Netscape 5 would have sounded behind when IE is at 6...
    -Jeff

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    Originally posted by Jeff122185
    I thought they just released Netscape 6 because they wanted to sound on par with the realease of IE6...

    You know, because Netscape 5 would have sounded behind when IE is at 6...
    Not quite, they wanted to sound AHEAD of IE because IE 5.01 was the current browser when they made that decision.

    Basing your version on the version of a competitor instead of using actual version numbers is one of the silly things companies do.

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    This happened at around the time AOL bought out Netscape. AOL was at V5 about to release V6 while Netscape was only at V4 about to release V5, so Netscape just skipped V5 to get up to speed with their new AOL companions, for continuity I guess. AOL users arenít the brightest of computer users. (No offence AOL'ers) So then AOL 6 came out and with it, the Netscape 6 browser, ooo-la-la!
    ARON

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    AOL users arenít the brightest of computer users. (No offence AOL'ers)
    Damn right Most think they're getting a good deal coz of the 90+ hours free connection, yet no one realises the 90+ hours free is a way to get ppl to join. Although most clever ppl cancel their connection after a few hours, or after the free trial is over.... no wonder they're a few billion in debt in the UK....

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    nightfire, i heard it was a nightmare to cancel your subscription after oyr free trial.

    scroots
    Spammers next time you spam me consider the implications:
    (1) that you will be persuaded by me(in a legitimate mannor)
    (2)It is worthless to you, when i have finished

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    Originally posted by scroots
    i heard it was a nightmare to cancel your subscription after oyr free trial.

    scroots
    scroots must have spoken to me before, ive had those problems.
    AOL v8.0
    Last edited by cg9com; 03-18-2003 at 04:38 PM.

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    AOL is a virus. Pure and simple. By strict, empirical definition - AOL software is a virus.

    I would never have it on my machine. Only ever install it in a virtual machine, so it's safely isolated.
    "Why bother with accessibility? ... Because deep down you know that the web is attractive to people who aren't exactly like you." - Joe Clark


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