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.

#117 It is ugly...

by Fireball1244 <>

Saturday May 25th, 2002 2:27 PM

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And that's the main reason I won't switch to it. And it's huge. I don't want Netscape with its lame mail and news client. I want the browser, but there's no "browser only" module for Mac OS X. And I can't set Netscape to use Apple Mail when I click on a mailto: link. It insists that I use its retarded, ugly mail client.

And it is ugly on Mac OS X. The Modern theme looks like dog vomit everywhere, but it particularly clashes with OS X. And the "classic" look tries to fake an Aqua interface, but fails miserably. Netscape needs to offer a browser only version, and a real Aqua-looking interface before I'll consider it a usable piece of software for this machine.