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.

#70 Netscape 7.0 PR1 Quibbles

by nguyen_alex

Thursday May 23rd, 2002 5:28 AM

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Netscape 7.0 PR1 supports IE's favicon.ico approach for web site icons. I thought Mozilla was trying to evangelize the link rel="icon" and link rel="shortcut icon" approaches (a good idea if different pages need different icons). and even mozillazine use favicon.ico.

In Preferences>Composer>New Page Settings, the colors normally associated with visited (violet) and active (red) links are reversed (also a problem(?) in Mozilla).

I know Netscape imitates the look & feel of its Mozilla-based browsers, but Netscape 7.0 PR1's about: page is a little too similar...