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Netscape 6 Released

Tuesday November 14th, 2000

Netscape 6 has been released. You can download the installer here.


#138 Dear Flaming Troll,

by superyooser

Thursday November 16th, 2000 3:01 AM

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[and other sad, disappointed, defeatist spirits out there]

The modern Mozilla is a 1.0 product. You can't expect a baby to even walk straight, much less win the decathlon in the Olympics. I agree that this "baby" isn't ready for prime time yet, but any informed person can clearly see that Mozilla has already forged great innovation and may even lead to a revolution of internet use.

To call Netscape 6 a joke reveals your profound ignorance of what has been happening behind the scenes over the last two years (following the one year wasted with the doomed 4.x codebase). The number of technologies that have been implemented/invented/advanced along the way to Netscape 6 is astonishing! Mozilla has become the inspiration and the basis for several other open source projects.

Yes, it's still slow and buggy, but this experience is the cumulative result of numerous, mostly *MINOR* flaws that *will* be fixed. The developers had to get all that boring innovation stuff out of the way before they could get to the bug-fixing.

Criticism *is* welcome, but next time put an ice pack on your forehead first. :-) Instead of flaming out the wazoo, why don't you come see Bugzilla at <http://mozilla.org/bugs/> (yet another Mozilla-inspired creation), and report some of those bugs that piss you off so much?