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.
Subtle Rebel: Whoa - it's been so long, I forgot about Veronica! Gopher I still use, via lynx, for mailing list archives and the like (Moz did have some nice gopher features, but they've died of neglect, I'm afraid).
There are times I still want Mosaic. And there are times I still want (and use) Lynx. And there are times I want the full power of Mozilla . . .