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.

#23 Re: More info.

by SithMonkey

Saturday May 25th, 2002 2:38 PM

You are replying to this message

"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."

This is probably the best thing that you can do. It sounds like you've been using Communicator for a long time and are used to its way of doing things. The only way that you'll get used to a different program is to start using it. Who knows you might even find a few new features in Mozilla that will become part of your "can't live without" list once you get used to them.