IT’S BECOME obvious that FrontPage is going to be quietly dropped from the Beast of Redmond’s regular user orientated offerings – only to be replaced by professional design tools. Blogging sites are replacing personal Web sites for the average PC user.
According to FrontPage’s own home page, “After nine years of being an award-winning Web authoring tool, FrontPage will be discontinued in late 2006.”
The news leaked out when an irate ISP support engineer told an INQ reader, “Microsoft has since decommissioned and no longer supports FrontPage.”
He added, “Microsoft has not supported FrontPage Extensions on Linux hosting accounts since 2002.” His suggestion was to “recommend no longer using FrontPage and utilising FTP software to upload your website.”