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.
#124 It's not very Aquatic
Monday May 27th, 2002 4:25 PM
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There is no "browser only" install option under Mac OS X. I don't know why, there is one under Mac OS 9. And the Mac versions have never had separate icons for different parts of the same program. I don't think that's actually possible.
And as for the UI, it may draw out the native Aqua widgets, but it doesn't use them right, and the result is ugly. The lower border of the tabs is missing, they use the "window border" thick stripes where the "toolbar" pinstripes should be used (MS-IE does this, too, but MS Office gets it right), the drop down menus from the toolbar are not Aqua menus.
The result is an "Aqua" interface with no class or style. It's disjointed.