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.
#5 Re: Releases Notes
Thursday May 23rd, 2002 3:01 PM
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"Well, I don't think more than 10% of people are going to read through this document."
You're probably right. I would have thought that a reviewer might though. It's the second time Rex Baldazo has mentioned this problem so I'm surprised that he hasn't tried to find a solution, particularly as he's using Netscape 7.0 PR1 as his main browser right now (he says so in the AnchorDesk Radio show).
Of course, most Netscape users are never going to use Mozilla so they won't face this problem. And most Mozilla users probably know to refer to the release notes when they have problems. :-)
I take your point though. The issue shouldn't really exist in the first place.