To avoid confusion between the different Netscape products, we have made the decision that the next Netscape-branded browser (previously known only as Netscape 9) will be named Netscape Navigator 9. What's old is new again!blog.netscape.com
Just a thought, but wouldn’t it also help if Netscape would just stick with one name for more than one version? German news site Golem.de has a nice rundown on the names this product had during it’s recent history:
First it was the Communicator (4), then just Netscape (with the browser component still named “Navigator”) (6 and 7), then with version 8 it was the “Netscape Browser”.
But I guess this also happens when you product first has an email client built-in, then not, then …
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