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 News.com 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 vnunet.com 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. PCWorld.com 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.
Thanks to everyone who sent us links to news and reviews.
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.