There was a time when the war between browsers only had two rivals, Netscape and Internet Explorer, the product by Microsoft managed to win, but Netscape set the bases on which other products, like Firefox, have been developed. This browser included great innovations and an incredible potential making many webmasters and users plead for it.
The best web browser... quite some years ago
The truth is that the suite provided by Netscape is really complete: an HTML editor called Composer, the ICQ instant messaging software, a news and email client and, of course, a brilliant browser. This software was really advanced because it included features that other developments took years to add: tab-based browsing, integrated searches with various search engines, favorites manager,...
Its developers' economic problems and strong rivalry caused this browser to become outdated as time went by, nevertheless, even today it can still come in very handy to see how certain websites work, to be used on outdated computers or, simply, to browse again with this Internet browser project.