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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.


#18 Re: C-Net review

by Sparkster

Wednesday August 8th, 2001 5:03 PM

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Looks like a quite poor review. They seem to say that Netscape is almost as good as IE now. And the bad side? No revolutionary new features! lol WTF... I thought creating a browser that can even compete with the biggest, most expensive and most important app by the biggest, most expensive and most important software community in the world would be quite impressive. And all the review says is "well, it's great, but no real reason to switch". My god. :) I would say well done Netscape. And who cares for market share? As long as Netscape isn't handicapped by IE's marketshare (I have the feeling that Mozilla is strongly decreasing those "optimized for IE" web bullshit) everything is fine. I really don't care if the browser I use has 20 or 80 percent marketshare. I just care for it's quality and that I can use it. I can't use IE cause it's much too expensive for me (check the prices for Windows if you don't believe me) and it takes a hell of a lot of RAM with all the crappy OS it loads at start time. It also is pretty damn inconsistent to my usual desktop and it only runs in a VMWARE windows, which is also quite expensive. After all, it would take about 500$ to run IE. That's a good reason to try Netscape. ;) KHTML is also evolving pretty damn fast, I don't know any (halfway competent) website that KHTML is not able to render perfectly. Things are looking bad for Microsoft this day. Free software has catched up. :) Thanks to all Netscape/Mozilla Hackers.