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Name of Netscape Browser?

Friday February 11th, 2000

I've gotten a number of submissions to a news article that supposedly gives the name of Netscape's next branded browser as Netscape 6.0. However, from talking to some folks at Netscape, I have found out that they have not yet settled on a name, so this news is premature (as, apparently, was our mention of the name Netscape 2001). We will let you know when we have a concrete answer.


#9 Re: How can AOL release a browser that's not compl

by spacecow <spacecow@mis.net>

Saturday February 12th, 2000 12:12 AM

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Quite cool, actually. Enough of my brain is not dominated by binary operations that I know that PR is/was going to have a tough time spinning the browser. Standards compliance is a checkmark on businesspeople's list, only web developers care about it. Intergration with the OS (like IE) is a big ass deal to them, and they think it's important. Real geeks know it's not (or at least, IE's implementation isn't). Every standard that programmers have worked hard to support is going to look like this to business people: "Mozilla is compliant with W3C standards." That's it. No mention of the sweat that the developers went through. So I wanted to know what ways marketing would show off the browser that would make it look like it was something cool, and worth looking at and switching to. I don't, however, think that we should be making that large of an issue out of the fact that it can be easily customized. Who the hell cares? Real features should be touted. I think that Moz 7 (err whatever) will have a lot of geewiz type stuff like that.