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Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

Post by halfwise on Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:20 pm

The first web browser, Netscape Navigator, was released to the public 20 years ago. I remember the first days of the web, and there wasn't much out there. Then it seems in the space of about a year things began to explode. Navigator was there first, and I raise a glass in tribute. pub

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-people-said-about-netscape-in-1994-2014-10

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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

Post by Eldorion on Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:07 am

Mosaic is where it's at, brah.

But seriously, this is an important anniversary and it's hard to overstate the significance of the Mosaic/Netscape/Mozilla lineage. Thanks for making this thread and drawing my attention to it. Smile
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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

Post by bungobaggins on Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:10 am

I remember using Mac II's to play Oregon Trail in elementary school. Don't remember much about early internet, though. Though, we probably used Netscape to browse Yahoolagins! a couple years later.
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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

Post by Forest Shepherd on Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:46 am

I didn't use the internet (at all) until, probably, about 2004.
I do remember the Oregon Trail though! Smile

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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

Post by bungobaggins on Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:18 am

bungobaggins has died of dysentery.
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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

Post by leelee on Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:51 am

Who rote this then , his ghost? Seriously . be careful to replace your electrolytes hourly Get someone toget yu a pack of electrolyte drinks or have a pinch of salt and a cuppa with a good amount of honey And get well. soon.
I know nothing of that above, I wasn't that interested in computer til I decided to buy a laptop.
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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

Post by Forest Shepherd on Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:12 am

"Mary has a broken leg."

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Honestly though I don't remember the game very well. It was on my older brothers' shared computer and so I rarely ever got to play it myself. (And I usually turned the computer off incorrectly when I went and snuck my way onto it. They got mad at me sometimes).

I also remember a spruced-up version of Pong that somehow involved a bunch of aliens in a bar.
It was strange.

I think that perhaps Dwarf Fortress feels so familiar because, in the back of my mind, I still have a vague memory of the similar looking Oregon Trail.

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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:41 pm

bungobaggins wrote:bungobaggins has died of dysentery.

I hope you are ok bungo! Shocked

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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:07 pm

Try going to Daves fields Bungo, plenty room there to let rip Twisted Evil

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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

Post by azriel on Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:56 pm

Ask Dave if he wants his barn pebble dashed Bungo

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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:52 pm

poor Bungo needs a bung No

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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:18 pm

{{{{ Laughing }}}}

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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

Post by leelee on Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:07 am

azriel wrote:Ask Dave if he wants his barn pebble dashed Bungo



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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

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Re: Happy 20th Anniversary, Netscape Navigator!

Post by Eldorion on Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:02 am

Laughing Clearly I missed out on an important childhood experience by not playing Oregon Trail.
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