Netscape founder backs browser startup RockMelt

By Jos
Aug 14, 2009
  1. After a successful run in the early to mid 1990s, which came to an end a few years later with the arrival of Windows 95 and Internet Explorer 4, Netscape founder Marc Andreessen is reportedly looking to get back into the browser game. Citing unnamed sources, the New York Times claims Andreessen and some of his former colleagues are investing in a new browser venture known as RockMelt.

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  2. poundsmack

    poundsmack TS Rookie Posts: 74

    EU: oh hey Microsoft. Ya, were gonna need you to go ahead and add one more their to the ballot screen, ok?
    Microsoft: I really f***ing hate you guys...

    (played out like a scene from Office Space)
  3. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106   +97


    I'm interested in seeing what they have to offer. I always liked Netscape back in the day.
  4. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 418

    Haha, there is no competition for me. I am an avid Opera user and fanboy. For the rare thing that doesn't work in Opera I resort to IE 8.
  5. guyver1

    guyver1 TS Booster Posts: 110

    same as you m8, except i use firefox/chrome
    I cant remember the last time i used IE8 (using Windows 7 RC so dont even need a browser for windows updates)
  6. Algoz

    Algoz TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Lets see what they have to offer, maybe its an evolutionary step, maybe its revolutionary, maybe its all hype.
    The ballot screen is being debated elsewhere, but IMHO its a stupid development!
  7. IanDSamson

    IanDSamson TS Rookie Posts: 29

    No ways, please! There are already far too many browsers on the 'net, why do we need yet another and with such a stupid name as "RockMelt". Enough already!
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