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.
#42 Very negative impressions
Wednesday May 22nd, 2002 7:45 PM
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I suspect it has to do with Netscape/Mozilla being rather cranky software for actual end users. After all, those of us who've managed to keep Mozilla installations functioning for a long time know how to manage Profiles if we need to, or how to handle switching between Mozilla and Netscape installations.
Both of these things are quirky and unusual for new users.
(I can't for the life of me figure out why Netscape and Mozilla are still using the same profiles. They don't work, and apparently were never designed to do so, so why not diverge them now?)