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Netscape 6 Released

Tuesday November 14th, 2000

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


#142 No need for calling me that.

by bjensen <rom@silverlink.net>

Thursday November 16th, 2000 3:44 AM

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Dear SuperHoser,

Please save me the it's only in a baby stage release.

The fact of the matter is that NS6 was released in such shoddy condition that only a small few, including yourself, can run to it's defense with all sorts of rationalizations as to the contrary.

You *must* understand that NS6 is a joke release. A complete laughing stock.

You can defend NS6 to your hearts content... the fact remains that it's a major joke and complete disappointment for those that had higher expectionations. Even I didn't think the release would be this bad. No Kidding!

I can't bullshit you here... even with some sort of miraculous improvement... and departing from the NS6 path of improvemnt. Mozilla is a style of browser that I doubt I'll accept has my primary browser. The rendering engine itslef is good... but I require more from a browser than just that.

I like the UI of my browser to be extremely fast and responsive, not slow and cumbersome like the current implementation of XUL in *all* of the lates builds.

I do not like skins, nor do I like the initial rendering of the user-interface. I launch a lot of html files locally and going through the redraws of my browser just to see a local file is annoying.

The toolbar/combo button bar is an eye sore. Something I can really do nothing about.

I wasn't happy with the initial install and a god damned activation window popped up concerning some AOL service... that took awhile to get out of but I finally did.

The browser itself open rather slow and sometimes when I exited it would hang in memory... just like 4.72 after I had run a java applet. But in this case I ran no java applet.

This of course is a touch on the iceberg and when I experiemented with WinME it was just as bad. Win2K gave me the least of problems since it was easy to kill a task. Normally I run under a Revenge of Mozilla II modified Win98SE... which appears to be the best platform yet for running applications.

I don't know what to tell ya if I came across harsh. That's me... I tell it how I se it.. of course, I don't intend to get people rubbed the wrong way...

Cheers,

-Bruce