Netscape 6 Released

Tuesday November 14th, 2000

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

#199 Three Days and Counting

by Mike_Cornall

Saturday November 18th, 2000 4:47 PM

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I've been using Netscape 6.0 for three days now, and I haven't crashed it yet (on Linux). My son has managed to crash it once (also on Linux).

I've run into a few other annoyances:

- Windows take a couple of seconds to close (I expect it when opening windows, but not when closing them).

- The bookmarks editor needs some work. It's quite slow, and it screws up its display, forcing me to shrink and expand folders to fix it (fortunately, it has never screwed up the bookmarks file, just the display).

My son reports that Netscape 6.0 has more problems on Windows 95 than it does on Linux.

One problem reported by my son is that Netscape 6.0's UI is much slower on Windows 95 than on Linux.

Since most of the code is the same, can anyone explain why the Netscape 6.0 UI is slower on Windows 95 than on Linux (on the same machine)?