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Netscape 6 Released

Tuesday November 14th, 2000

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


#180 I've seen worse

by shigh <steve@iwatt.com>

Friday November 17th, 2000 8:11 PM

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I've never posted here before, but the extreme nature of the bashing inspired me to say something good about Netscape 6, which I downloaded the day before yesterday.

However, in order to complete the membership form, i had to log on with Internet Explorer--your server could not seem to accept the information when it was submitted via Netscape.

This is a bug I've noticed in older versions of Netscape when I've tried to submit passwords.

Nevertheless, my comments are mostly positive: 1. I think most users will compare Netscape 6 to previous Netscapes and find it vastly superior. 2. Those who compare it to IE 5+ will notice that it loads much slower. Other pros and cons will probably be a matter a personal taste. I found the imported IE favorites a convenience. 3. I don't think it integrates well with my other applications, such as Microsoft Outlook. Companies cannot easily dictate which browsers we use, but they can insist upon an email client. I couldn't find any obvious way to make Netscape stop insisting on my using it for email when I clicked on a "mail to" link on a web site.

By and large, I like it, although I continue to use both N. and IE on my Mac I am very favorably impressed by Netscape's expressed commitment to standards compliance.

The Mac IE browser is very good and will be hard to displace.

-sh