It was probably only end up as a footnote in the history of the Internet but it’s a sad day as AOL has announced the end of the Netscape Navigator browser. As of 1 Feb, there will be no new software or security updates. Sadly there are so few users – most have migrated to Firefox – that Microsoft has finally achieved its aim of killing off the main challenger at one time to Internet Explorer.

Tom Drapeau, director of Netscape, has outlined the reasons why and what happens now on his Netscape blog. You can leave your thoughts on the demise of one of the major markers of the early days of the Internet there as well.