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Netscape's Branded Browser Name: 2001?

Tuesday February 8th, 2000

Henrik Gemal writes, "According to a bug that I reported the name of the next generation browser from Netscape is gonna be... hold on...

Netscape 2001

The bug report per mail. Check out the last line!!!!:

------- Additional Comments From michaell@netscape.com 2000-02-07 17:49 ------- The component names and their descriptions should be as follows (in this order):

Navigator -- 'Web browser software'
Mail & News -- 'Email and Newsgroup software'
Netscape Instant Messenger -- 'For use with the AOL Instant Messenger service'
Quality Feedback Agent -- 'Tool for reporting software crashes to Netscape'
Spell Checker -- 'For use with Mail & News and Composer'
Sun Java 2 -- 'Enables Java in Netscape 2001'"

First, does anyone know for sure that this is the real name? Or is this just another 'placeholder' name?

I've gotta say that I don't think that the name of the app necessarily informs when it will be released. That said, I think it's a great name. It takes Communicator completely out of the game of version number one-upsmanship. It could also tie in really well with the whole mystique around '2001: A Space Odyssey'. They could be playful with it, and have their green Moz standing before a giant monolith...

There's also some other news of interest: there's going to be a Netscape-branded Instant Messenger, as well (which, I believe, will be built around XUL). It'd be nice to get some clarification on this.


#41 Re: First six months? Hrm... doubt it.

by jesusX <jesus_x@mozillanews.org>

Monday March 6th, 2000 2:15 AM

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I do. I think the beta will be out before or at the end of the month, and you'll see a final by or in May. Am I nuts? Am I really pushing things or out of touch? No. M14 is realy freakin' stable. A Beta will be equal to any of MS's final products, so it will be a short trip to final stage. Remember, we're not talking early betas and developmental betas, we had that with the M13 Alpha release. This beta is looking like a Release Candidate more than anything else, with just some monir bugs to polish.