As it puts forward Flock, Time Warner's AOL unit has extended support for its once-popular Netscape browser by a month, to March 1.
AOL first announced in December it was
In addition to extending the support period, AOL plans to release an update for Netscape Navigator 9 via the browser update feature that is aimed at smoothing over the transition between Netscape and suggested alternatives.
AOL is also putting forward Flock--a Web browser, built on Mozilla's Firefox code base, which can deliver friends, feeds, sites, and media in one view--as one such alternative.
Meanwhile, Netscape users who can't bear to leave the browser behind can reskin Firefox with a Netscape look.
Bj?rn Greif reports for ZDNet Germany. Suzanne Tindal from ZDNet Australia contributed to this article.