Netscape 8 for Mac OS Xp?!

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Random Thoughts

Netscape 8 OS Xp

From the, “Boy isn’t that stupid” department, listener Ira pointed out to me that the new version of Netscape, Netscape 8, is now available for download. There is currently no Mac OS X version, but Netscape kindly offers that Mac users “Download the Windows Xp version”. Now, while I am sure they mean this as an option for those Mac users who also own a Windows PC, the text is not that specific. I wonder how many new or novice Mac users will download the Xp version and spend a few minutes in frustration as they attempt to run a .EXE. Either that or Netscape has some inside knowledge about then new Intel based Macs ability to run Windows apps? Maybe those rumors of Intel Mac OS X multi-OS virtualisation technology are really about to come true? I doubt that is what they meant. Darn.

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  1. josh | Dec 14 2005 - 03:33

    You should post this on

  2. Charles | Dec 14 2005 - 04:19

    Woah that is stupid.

  3. Brendan | Dec 14 2005 - 04:26


  4. Chet | Dec 15 2005 - 07:53

    Netscape is really bad. I don’t know why you’d want it anyway because Firefox is the same engine. UI on Windows is atrocious. They take the code the Mozilla Foundation slaves over and then they make it worse.

  5. Wilf | Dec 15 2005 - 11:13

    That really made me laugh :) I wouldn’t use netscape though :(

  6. Appleologist | Dec 16 2005 - 12:17

    Looks like someone made a mistake.

    But it seems to be corrected now, it doesn’t say that anymore.

    By the way, who wants Netscape? That browser is so old…

  7. one1step1 | Dec 16 2005 - 08:17

    I had a note about this too awhile back… but it was more of a blast at yahoo. check it out: