R.I.P. AOL Finally Kills Netscape Navigator

AOL LLC has finally pulled the plug on Netscape Navigator, the Web browser that once owned the lion’s share of the market and that was the focus of a landmark federal antitrust case against Microsoft Corp.

In an announcement posted to AOL’s website, the company said it ending development and would cease issuing security updates as of Feb. 1, 2008.

AOL said all support would end in just over a month and urged current Netscape users to migrate to Mozilla’s Firefox.