Netscape 6 Released

Tuesday November 14th, 2000

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

#37 2 glaring failures in NS6

by sremick

Tuesday November 14th, 2000 1:26 PM

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I could almost survive past the nitpicky details of what aspect of what standard isn't supported. At first glance, this is a slick browser, and everybody's been anxious to use something other than 4.x and not IE.

I'm a big proponent for Mozilla nightlies. However, I wanted to try out NS6 for comparitive purposes.

Two major failures were quickly noticed:

1) NS6 is already using 55MB of RAM after a short while of using it. This is just not acceptable for any released product. At least the nightlies hover around 20MB usually (still pretty bad).

2) SSL is hosed and doesn't work.

Sorry, but I can't live with those two, and will not recommend that anyone install NS6 for the time being.

For the record: I hate IE and MS, and don't recommend IE either.