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Netscape 6 Released

Tuesday November 14th, 2000

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


#66 Linux version really really stinks

by Randy <rathbun@spamcop.net>

Tuesday November 14th, 2000 7:11 PM

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The Win version seems okay, even though there is the little issue of standards. But the Linux version is completely bad.

Take my case - SuSE 7.0 - no jpeg support at all. I try the thing in the release notes about SuSE 6.2 and still no jpegs. Mozilla works fine and always has (well, the latter versions have) but c'mon! To paraphrase a line from Monty Python, "JPEGs are the single most popular images in the world!"

The thing is also slow as can be in Linux. From the time I launch it to the time it finally shows up is something like 67 seconds. That is on a Celeron 366 w/160MB of RAM and the thing is in the cache. What's up with that? Mozilla is up and running in under 10 seconds.

Somehow I don't think Netscape is going to learn anything from this fiasco.