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Netscape 6 PR3 Available

Tuesday October 3rd, 2000

Netscape has made PR3 available from their website. PR3 is currently only available in the English version, according to the options given on the site.


#88 Browser Yes, Preferences No

by Tanyel <tanyel@straightblack.com>

Sunday October 8th, 2000 11:11 AM

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My computer has 32 megabytes of RAM. The last time I used a Mozilla nightly build, it had a terrible start time. After that, it was pleasant. I even found it to be fun.

The Netscape PR3 release is absolutely horrible. I was expecting it to load pages as the nightly builds did. Instead it was so terrible, I shut it down so it would not cause GoBack to stop working due to massive disk activity.

Anyway, I think if Netscape is having this much trouble then they should release Mozilla directly as Netscape 6 and remove whatever they added to turn it into absolute trash. I also think their worthless beta version of Java should not be a part of a separate install process. Now I have to do two uninstalls to get rid of this trash.

What good is Net2Phone? Is that an imitation of Dialpad.com? The only thing I liked was the integrated Instant Messenger. Why does this thing place copies of dynamic link libraries in its own folders when these files already exist in the Windows system folder? That is like America Online. Why is this Net2Phone link on the browser while I chose not to install Net2Phone? Is this "What's Related" thing sending information about my page visits to some flunkies at Alexa? Mozilla cancels downloads if I visit a new website address before the file is completely transferred. Does Netscape PR6 do that?

I did not use Netscape PR6 long enough to see if it could download a file. I used it for more than a half hour though. I think I was able to see three pages and send an "instant" message. I was distracted by a crazy, sexually deprived man though, so maybe it only takes 20 minutes to view 3 webpages and type a message. I found that I was able to type things, get kool-Aid, and return to the computer before the letters appeared on the screen.

What preferences do I have to change to make the letters appear on the screen in less time than it takes for me to walk through my home? What preferences do I have to change to make the startup time less than 10 minutes? What preferences do I have to change to make my webpages show before my free ISP kicks me offline due to inactivity?