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.

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by ecarlson

Saturday May 25th, 2002 12:10 AM

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Yes, I did do that much. I can get used to it, but in either case, it still takes up message reading space. In 4.79, the header just scrolls off the screen when you scroll down the message text, so it doesn't take up any extra space. Also, I like to see the TO: info, and that dissapears in the one-line header.

#4 was the least of the four concerns I listed. The other 3 are much more important. In fact, I could probably even get used to using 3 panes untill the Location bar is fixed, so that makes #2 & #3 the biggest concerns of the bunch, or actually the clearing of the "NEW" flags upon message download is the biggest concern.

I'm giving RC3 a tryout to see what I really can live with and can't live with. The last tryout I did was 0.9.2, and it was bad, and RC3 is definately better. Hopefully the "can't live with's" will soon be fixed.