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Netscape Enterprise Server 3.6 to be "Discontinued" in September

We don't know if anyone else noticed this, but CTDATA has determined that Netscape Enterprise Server 3.6x has been designated as Discontinued by iPlanet as of September 2000. NES 3.6x is the Web Server that CTDATA and a number of its corporate clients use most.

What does the status Discontinued mean to iPlanet? According to this page of status definitions, it means that not only are new releases not being worked on anymore, but also no technical support will be provided.

We think this is progression is designed to get corporate customers to upgrade to iPlanet Web Server 4.x, the next release. But, it may also have the effect of moving people to Apache who otherwise wouldn't.

If you are a serious developer, you would be crazy not to be constantly evaluating Apache. There is just too much of a critical mass of high end development going on that platform to ignore. And, of course, the price is right.

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