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.

#40 Re: Re: 30 megs on Windows

by Willykreim <>

Wednesday May 22nd, 2002 7:27 PM

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well said!!!

Exactly my thoughts. But you were more polite than I was in replying to these ignorants.

It never ceases to amaze me how some people who like open source and its business model get fanatic and soon become what I call the "IT Taliban".

They start attacking all commercial products (it would be as idiotic as someone attacking ibm http server which is apache with commercial extensions), when in fact it is a commercial company (like Netscape) which is the main financial contributor to the Mozilla project. The one that puts the software engineers and programmers (on Netscape's payroll) working on code and fixing bugs, the ones that put the servers, pay for the bandwidth, etc.

Yet some idiots insist on biting the hand that feeds them.

Netscape 7.0 rc1 is the best browser ever. I love the aim/icq sidebar tab, the download manager, the spell checker, and the easy single install for all components (java2, Real, etc).

My kudos to the Netscape programmers and management for sticking to their vision at times where it all seemed hopeless (remember the buggy 6.0 release?). It has all finally paid off!!.

My hat's off to them.