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.
"so why not diverge them now?" they're in the process of doing so. you can see the code going in over the weeks if you use your QA -> CVS Checkins Today button. or find the bugs on it.
if there are other things in Mozilla that exasperate you then dig around in Bugzilla and I bet others feel the same and are in the process of either planning or making it happen. its all there. Free and Open. with amazing tools to help you