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.

#19 Re: 30 megs on Windows

by sleepy

Wednesday May 22nd, 2002 1:02 PM

You are replying to this message

Every time Netscape makes a release, this type of comment always comes up. If you cared to be less ignorant, you'll notice that Netscape releases contains Java, RealPlayer, etc., all in one package, so you don't need to setup the plug-ins separately after installation.

Of course, Netscape never told you to download all 30MB of it. If you follow the links from Netscape's home page, it'll lead you to the much smaller net installer, just like the one Mozilla provides.