Netscape 6 Released

Tuesday November 14th, 2000

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

#78 Call from a friend

by Metrol

Tuesday November 14th, 2000 9:49 PM

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Haven't got to trying NS 6.0 just yet, though I do track the nightly builds of Mozilla quite often. Got a call from a bud of mine who has been a long time NS user, and had just upgraded to 6.0.

It's been years since I've heard him cuss like he did over this. I'm talking honest to gosh anger at what had just converted all his E-Mail and bookmarks over to it. Everything from wheel mouse support to right click menus to all the junk apps like AIM and that phone thing which installed.

This is not someone who has been following the whole Mozilla thing, nor is this someone who even uses IE. Pretty much went from NS 4.7x to 6.0 in one move. For the first time in the history of his using browsers (back to NS 2.0) he is giving IE a whole new look.

Well, I guess AOL and Netscape got their wiz bang to show off at Comdex. Judging from many of the posts here, it sounds like my friend's opinion isn't just some quirk.

As the IT manager at my office, I've already sent an E-Mail out to all my folks explaining that we will not be upgrading to Netscape 6.0, though we utilize NS for both mail and web browsing. Nobody felt it important enough to include LDAP support into the address book, so even if everything were bug free and perfect I still couldn't move my company to it.

If I were a part of Microsoft's internet team I'd be having myself a really good laugh about now.