This is just hilarious – Netscape 8.0 browser woes


Timeline (and I quote)…


May 19 : Netscape parades security features


Netscape on Thursday released the final version of Netscape 8, a browser that includes features to protect Web surfers against online scams. (more here…)


May 20 : Netscape fixes 44 holes in security browser


Netscape has fixed 44 vulnerabilities in the latest version of its browser less than 24 hours after its release. (more here…)


And I’m not one to parade another party’s mistakes or failures, but I’m sorry, this was just plain funny.

Comments (7)

  1. bogusMcmurphy says:

    Not as hilllareeooos as yer spelling pal

  2. aniyer says:

    Thanks, "pal"… 🙂

  3. Martin says:

    Not as funny as the hole in Internet explorer, which has taken Microcrap how long to fix. And yet they are still trying to fix. At least Netscape is on the ball unlike another corporation. I don’t see you laughing at that pal.

  4. aniyer says:

    Martin,

    "Not as funny as the hole in Internet explorer, which has taken Microcrap how long to fix. And yet they are still trying to fix. At least Netscape is on the ball unlike another corporation. I don’t see you laughing at that pal."

    Which one of our several security holes would you be referring to? More importantly, which one is still left open? Also, there is a <i>significant</i> difference between having <i>a</i> hole or <i>a</i> bug found, oh I don’t know, a few years after your release, versus finding 44 security related bugs in your secure browser a day after your release. While its commendable that the holes were found and fixed, its pretty damned funny! Granted, if that were to happen to Microsoft, I would laugh at that too (unless I was somehow involved in the development, in which case, nah, who am I kidding, I’d probably still be laughing). I’m usually pretty easily amusable that way.

    So, pal, (turns out we’ve all become pals in this thread), take your bitchy tone down a notch will ya, and have some fun.

    AI

    PS: Umm… Microcrap? Seriously? Tell me why you jumped the "Microcrap" bandwagon. I’d love to hear your story.

    PPS: "Microcrap"’s been around forever. Someone ought to come up with a better flagrant nickname for Microsoft.

    PPPS: So, just for my information, how exactly did you figure out that I haven’t been laughing at the one security hole (if it does indeed exist) that you mention? 😉

  5. David Smith says:

    "unless I was somehow involved in the development, in which case, nah, who am I kidding, I’d probably still be laughing"

    It’s nice to know you’ve got an easy-goin personality. Yikes =P