Like a normal person, I have been Firefox for awhile. Recently I found out that I had Netscape already installed on my comp. I decided to try it so I updated to latest version (8) and its amazing! Tab browsing, ability to switch to Firefox or IE rendering engine, great themes, etc.
I’m not sure, but is Mozilla based on the Netscape code? When netscape announced that they didn’t supported anymore new netscape builds, Mozilla turned out quite popular.
I thought that they used the netscape code to create Mozilla broser itself, and later on recoded the whole stuff which turned out as FireFox. I’m not sure about this, but I think that’s what I readed 3 years ago. :-?
Btw I’ll stick to the Mozilla suite because of there nice package of THunderbird and FireFox which I used to replace Outlook and Internet explorer and don’t want to switch back to IE suite which I considered as a bunch of crap.
Netscape /mozila used the same source coding or similar. i can’t personally remember but they are one alike. i think as you said, because netscape could no longer update the software i think they made the source code / engine of netscape which they code named mozila as an open source project.
Fire fox came along and used the code as a basis to make fire fox… so we have mozila, netscape and firefox…?