Netscape Browser 8.1.3 Released
Thursday April 12th, 2007
A security update for the Mozilla Firefox-based Netscape Browser 8 has been released. Netscape Browser 8.1.3 includes a variety of security fixes, with the Netscape Browser Security Alerts page stating that the release "includes Firefox security patches up through 184.108.40.206". However, the subsequent 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 updates to Firefox all include security fixes (details on the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page) so it appears that this latest Netscape release has known security flaws.
Netscape Browser 8.1.3 can be obtained from the Netscape Browser download page. An upgrade can also be initiated from within the Browser Update section of the Security Center component of the browser. There are a few more details in the Netscape Browser 8.1.3 Release Notes.
Earlier this year, Netscape announced that they are working on version 9 of the veteran browser.
Saturday April 14th, 2007 4:42 PM
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Typical knee-jerk reaction of mozillazine readers. Instead of supporting the spread of gecko-based browsers, outspoken members of the community seem intent on netscape bashing every time a new version or update is released.
People, please pull your heads out of your asses and realize that any advertising which promotes gecko, mozilla, open source and community projects is _good_.
Without netscape we would have no "real, authentic, gecko based browser", no seed funding, no firefox. Though they may not release the most up to date, secure, feature laden, non-bloated product, these browsers are still coming installed on new HP and eMachines afaik. This means that netscape is doing something that the mozilla foundation has yet to achieve, installs on major vendor machines.
An arabian proverb comes to mind, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend".
Stay positive guys.
Good work netscape devs, glad to see this project is still alive. Good luck with NS9!