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.

#99 Re: What a crybaby!!! N7.0pr1 rules (Re: Argh!)

by MXN

Thursday May 23rd, 2002 3:12 PM

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Well, I actually like Netscape, as it is Mozilla in a different form. The reasons why I was "horrified" by the amount of icons in my Personal Toolbar (and I should have used a lighter word, sorry) were because:

1. At the time, my resolution was set at 640x480, so the icons left me no room for any of *my* icons. Of course I could've removed them through the Preferences dialog, and I did, but I think that would be a bit intimidating to a first-time user.

2. I also wanted to point out that, with the Classic Theme, the IM icon in the Personal Toolbar was missing, and that Netscape shouldn't place icons to things that weren't even installed in the first place.

But you did bring up a good point. Netscape should have something that will clue first-time users into the fact that they can add icons there. M$IE has a "Customize Links" icon predefined.

- mxn