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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.


#115 Re: Re: Interesting...

by SithMonkey

Friday May 24th, 2002 8:09 PM

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>I suspect that Netscape will have a new theme for the release version. > >It would be seriously silly to have the new "7.0" browser look identical to the old one.

Hopefully not. The current modern theme looks nice so why change it? The new one could end up being a real dog (like the original modern theme included with 6.0 imho) There's no law that says they have to come up with a new theme for every major release. But if they do, hopefully they will include the current 6.2 skin with 7.0 like they do the classic skin.