Netscape 7.0 News and Reviews

Thursday May 23rd, 2002

Netscape 7.0 Preview Release 1 has received quite a lot of news coverage in the last twenty-four hours. CNET kicks things off with a short article while ZDNet has the same story with reader comments. Reuters says that the beta has more features aimed at mainstream consumers while claims that Netscape is going for the corporate market. InfoWorld feels the need to mention Star Wars and Slashdot also has an article.

Early reviews are looking good. CNET's Rex Baldazo gives the beta 7 out of 10 but he still hasn't read the Release Notes. brings us more Star Wars analogies and eWEEK thinks that the final version will be "an excellent upgrade." ZDNet AnchorDesk executive editor David Coursey spends an entire column saying how great Netscape 7.0 is before declaring that it's not worth upgrading. His accompanying radio show features comments from Netscape's Sol Goldfarb and Rex "Release Notes" Baldazo.

UPDATE! Also check out this piece from and some commentary from Guardian Unlimited, the online edition of the UK's The Guardian newspaper.

ANOTHER UPDATE! The Register also has a story. The second and third paragraphs sound kind of familiar.

Thanks to everyone who sent us links to news and reviews.

#1 Releases Notes

by cberger

Thursday May 23rd, 2002 11:36 AM

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"CNET's Rex Baldazo gives the beta 7 out of 10 but he still hasn't read the Release Notes"

Well, I don't think more than 10% of people are going to read through this document. This document is way too long, somewhat obsolete, and critical information is difficult to find.

My Suggestions: 1) cut half of this document 2) split the release notes per/platform. this way, Windows user won't need to see details about su/root on Linux and Mac Os stuff. 3) Put the really important thing on top (like what to do to have both Mozilla and Netscape running at the same time)