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.

#13 Default Profile?

by xkalibur

Wednesday May 22nd, 2002 11:46 AM

You are replying to this message

I've been using Mozilla and Netscape 6.x for quite some time, so I'm used to the usual install procedure (on RedHat Linux 7.3). I have mozilla in /usr/local/mozilla, Netscape 6.2 in /usr/local/netscape, and now installed Netscape 7 PR1 in /usr/local/netscape7. But for some reason when Netscape 7 starts up, I get a profile window (this does not happen with the other two). The profile "default" will not open (can't find directory, it says), and the "Create Profile" procedure does not work. I can put in a name, but when I try to "Choose folder" for the new profile, all I get is a blank file selector that won't navigate to anywhere and that crashes when I attempt to check "Show hidden files". What gives? I'm real anxious to try out the new AIM functionality and everything else.