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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 1.5.0.8". However, the subsequent 1.5.0.9, 1.5.0.10 and 1.5.0.11 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.

The official Netscape Blog has an announcement about Netscape Browser 8.1.3, which recommends uninstalling any existing versions before updating (profile data will not be lost).

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.


#5 Re: yargh

by DP3_001

Saturday April 14th, 2007 10:01 PM

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If these guys are going to go to the trouble of taking stuff from the Mozilla community to make their own browser, they should at least have the decency to not turn what they get into a bloated, security hole-ridded piece of crap!! Instead, they sit on their fat, lazy asses and do (like always) a half-assed job, and another pathetic excuse of a Gecko-based browser, named Netscape, is banged out. How are we supposed to stay "positive" when these people at Netscape do everything, and anything, to embarrass us???!!! Those people are disgusting!! Either put out the effort, or don't bother!! HP, eMachines and every other computer maker would be better off giving Firefox to their users. If they did that, at least their customers would have something that was more secure & user-friendly.

BTW: If anybody needs to pull their heads out of their own ass, dude, it should be you, because it's WAAAAY up there!! (LOL!!)