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.

#136 Re: Give them a break ?

by jonadab <>

Wednesday May 29th, 2002 9:58 AM

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> I guess the worst part with the "new" netscape are the dialogs > about creating a AOL profile.

I believe that only happens if you install the Mail/News component (which is where AIM is bundled this iteration; odd, since IM and email are basically competing systems; AIM really IMO should be a separate component, but that's quibbling).

> Don't see that in Internet Explorer

MSIE doesn't have a Mail/News account, so it's not really equivalent. (And if you want to talk about OE... well, best not to talk about that.)