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.

#83 MS Word 6.0

by GregV

Thursday May 23rd, 2002 9:10 AM

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Back when Microsoft still used version numbers for everything, they skipped from something like Word 3.x (maybe 4.x) to 6.0 to appear competitive with WordPerfect, which earned its 6.0 version number.

...but it's moot now. Office suites killed off using individual best-of-breed apps, which killed off non-MSO suites for the mainstream, and year-dating made whatever the version number was irrelevant.