Netscape 7.0 Preview Release 1

Wednesday May 22nd, 2002

Netscape today unveiled Netscape 7.0 Preview Release 1, the first beta of its successor to Netscape 6. The preview is based on the recent Mozilla 1.0 RC2 build and features most of the enhancements that have been added to Mozilla since Netscape 6.2 was released, including tabbed browsing, print preview, the ability to save complete web pages, email return receipts, message labels and S/MIME support.

Netscape's proprietary components have also been improved. An enhanced Instant Messenger now supports file transfers, buddy icons and communication with ICQ users (though you cannot be signed on to both AIM and ICQ at the same time). Also new is Radio@Netscape, a streaming audio service powered by Spinner.

Netscape 7.0 Preview Release 1 is available from Netscape's web site or FTP server. Marketing spiel can be found at the Netscape 7.0 Info Center.

#10 First impression: installer sucks

by johann_p

Wednesday May 22nd, 2002 11:14 AM

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I never use the mozilla installer since I install from the full tar distribution, so I dont know if this is the same problem as for mozilla: the installer window does not repaint for a while - maybe the server is overloaded - this makes it look like it was hanging. After a while it crashed with an "Exit 141". First impressions count, and this first impression was very bad indeed.