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.

#55 Give them a break?

by amutch

Wednesday May 22nd, 2002 11:07 PM

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Well, it will be Netscape's loss when users go to Mozilla because of the annoyances like AOL icons and the deliberate effort to keep users from blocking pop-up windows. Why should I switch from IE to Netscape if there is no compelling reason to? I think Netscape/AOL needs to realize that these kinds of practices are going to result in a lot of negative reviews and do more damage to their bottom line in the long run.