Netscape 6 Released
Tuesday November 14th, 2000
Netscape 6 has been released. You can download the installer here.
#227 Re: between a rock and a hard place
by shigh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Monday November 20th, 2000 11:34 AM
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I've had two freezes while running Netscape 6 and Internet Explorer 5 simultaneously. Once Netscape was active; once IE was active. I'm not exactly sure who's to blame.
Netscape at least has a facility for gathering information about the crash. Whether they do anything with it or not, I don't know, but it makes me feel better to fill out the form.
The bottom line, folks, is that Netscape/AOL MUST achieve at least some measure of competitveness. Otherwise we are going to be looking at the equivalent of a Soviet Browser out of the Pacific Northwest. Microsoft is a great company, and to stay that way, it needs competition.
IE is already so incredibly dominant that we could be wasting our breath. But I don't think so. Things change.
A lot depends upon whether emerging standards, esp. XML-related standards, really allow developers to build sites that are good enough to make people want to download a new more capable browser.