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 7PR1 added Icons for everything in Windows - not on Mac? We also have the option to install only the browser...
As far as the UI goes, it's skinnable - won't be long before you can make it look more "appropriate" - and just an FYI - the classic theme "trying to" look like Aqua - it uses Aqua's native widgets, it isn't an imitation.