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Netscape 6.01

Friday February 9th, 2001

Daniel Roberts writes:
"Netscape 6.01 is out! Check it out! Love it or leave it, this is the "latest and greatest" (minor bugfix) release."

As this build is using the RTM branch from November with a few fixes, which are also in the trunk, we advise you stick to nightly builds. Check the build bar to find links to the most recent builds.


#14 Re: N6 - why too soon?

by balram

Sunday February 11th, 2001 8:48 PM

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That is what i thought too. People still used Netscape until late 1999 - early 2000. Even though by November last year the market share was small and dwindling, people still knew that netscape was a reasonable browser, and a new version was due. Netscape had a bad reputation to start with. A premature and badly marketed release of the much-hyped next release has worsened it. Until netscape 6 was released last year, i always thought Netscape could make a comeback. Great marketing and a superb product would have done the job and told the masses "Netscape is Back". Now I've lost all hope for it. Netscape should have waited till 1.0 was ready.