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.
I just uninstalled mozilla RC2 on my P100 and installed NS7PR1.
39 icons in the start bar/quick launch/desktop. I think thats a new record.
Oh and when it finally loads there is a huge gap to the left of the back button, the stop button is using a corrupt image and the down arrow on the url bar is weird looking (Also looks corrupt). Exiting quick launch and loading ns7pr1 again doesn't fix the problem. Time to go digging through the profiles again. Fun.
First impressions (Mind you I haven't even gone to a web page yet) are Thumbs down.