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.

#74 Re: User Agent

by johnlar <>

Thursday May 23rd, 2002 7:11 AM

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IE says Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows 98l en-US; IE 6blahblahblahsomethingorother) Or something very close to that.. don't ask me why, but it just does, anyways the Mozilla/X.0 number represents what generation of browser it is, Both it and IE are considered 5th generation browsers, I'm not quite sure what will be the leap that defines a 6th generation browser, but its definatly going to be something different. BTW No I don't know how this standard of "mozilla" got started, but I believe the early 3.0 and 4.0 versions of netsccape used this, and for some reason the early IE copied it, and it just stuck. I believe its standardized now, I'll look it up.