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Netscape Releases Netscape 6.2

Tuesday October 30th, 2001

Netscape today released version 6.2 of it's browser based on Mozilla. Downloads for a variety of platforms and languages are available (we've linked to the english builds, there are other languages of Netscape 6 available, and we expect that, as in the past, more tranlations of 6.2 will show up later), and you can also check out the release notes. This release comes off the Mozilla 0.9.4 branch, and is the third major release from Netscape using Mozilla.


#29 I like it!

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Tuesday October 30th, 2001 3:07 PM

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Despite crashing during the install (probably my own fault for not closing all other apps) Netscape 6.2 looks good. It seems much faster and responsive than 6.1 when doing things like opening new windows and menus.

The vertical spacing between the items in the Bookmarks menu is larger than in 6.1 and there's still a few visual bugs but nothing major.

I couldn't for the life of me get any of the themes from the Theme Park to install, but when I went there most recently it said "Themes for 6.2 available soon" so I guess the theme install page was displayed accidentally.

Overall, a great release. Nothing major over 6.1 but worth the upgrade for the performance improvements. Now, if only some other tech sites would notice...

Alex