PC Magazine's First Look At Communicator 4.5

Monday October 19th, 1998

Joel Caris writes in to say, "This link is to a First Look of Communicator 4.5 from PC Magazine. A nice review. Might be of interest.

On a side note, those that have checked out the front page of Netcenter today will see that Netscape is finally giving decent promotion to the browser. There is a prominent link (red, to set it apart) and the Download button has been changed to make it clear you can download 4.5 by clicking it. Hopefully, the links will stay up until 5.0 comes out.

In my opinion, Netscape has in no way been promoting the browser enough. I hope to see a strong push and advertising campaign behind 4.5."

#11 Re:PC Magazine's First Look At Communicator 4.5

by Andrew <>

Thursday October 22nd, 1998 9:56 PM

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I downloaded 4.5 for Mac last weekend. It *does* seem faster and I like being able to download news and still use the main navigator window (something I couldn't do in 4.05+). The mailcenter interface is better too.

OTOH, 4.5 has no real features I want. I'm a developer and I don't care about Netscape tying Navigator closer to Netcenter and I don't use 'doze so I don't care about the integration (though I love the idea). I want Netscape to fix CSS, the redraw bug, and provide a font embedding tool as was mentioned way back in 4.0PR. yeah yeah 5.0, but when?

For Netcenter they need make the site navigable. Its impossible to find anything twice. A keyword only search engine sux. I can't limit searches to a single language. I can't find any mention of "CSS" on the site (!) and I get tons of 404 errors. I have to search for the Netcenter site search!

Continue to promote the browser prominently. Push it with developers too! A lot of us *want* Netscape to succeed but you give us no support.