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.
I am really tired of this mozilla is not a product, netscape 6 is thing: there is no solaris 2.6 port from netscape, i dont want all that crap netscape adds.Frnakly, I dont even want the netscape logo on the browser, because netscape started to suck bigtime lately: why do they force me to register, just to give me the URL for some plugin?
Why cant anybody just distribute mozilla as a product? Why cant developers of mozilla identify themselves as developing a product? Why isnt Mozilla bundled with every linux distirubtion CDROM out there? Why isnt Win32-Mozilla on every other gimmick CDROM that comes with all these computer magazines?
Why cant people who obviously pay for the mozilla-development spent some cash on PR? Maybe thats the wrong forum to ask all these questions, but where is the right one?
The bottom line is that with things being how they are, I dont really believe that Mozilla/Netscape will grow to be an accepted alternative to IE5/Opera: not for technical reasons, because Mozilla is done very well, technically, but for reasons that have to do with PR, "feeling" of the product, philosophy behind it etc.