Netscape Releases 6.1

Wednesday August 8th, 2001

Netscape today released Netscape 6.1, which comes off the 0.9.2 branch. Visit the download page at Netscape for the build. Mozilla builds matching 6.1 are available in the July 27 0.9.2 nightly directories.

#12 Re: Re: to early, again

by garfieldbond

Wednesday August 8th, 2001 3:22 PM

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0.9.2 is a fine product to use as a competitor in this market. Netscape's goal for 6.00 was marketing based, this time it's cleaning up the mess and making it usable. Netscape needed to release a browser BEFORE IE6/XP came out. This is a release that is much better than 6.0x by comparison (at least Netscape can say "progress"), and although memory/performance is still a bit of an issue, it is bearable for the majority of the market. There aren't many glaring issues (can't remember maximized state long gone!). It is good enough to put in an end-user's hands and say "This is better. Try it, you might like it. It only gets better from here on."