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.

#8 Re: Still can't use two pane mail

by leafdigital

Friday May 24th, 2002 3:40 AM

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That looks like a possibly useful feature which will be nice when they get it in, though that isn't going to be 1.0.

But it seems to me that if you really like Netscape 4.79's email interface then you should maybe use Netscape 4.79 to read mail, and Netscape 7.0 or Mozilla (or, if you prefer it, IE) to browse the Web. Is there a problem with this solution?

Personally, I'd prefer more or less anything - certainly including Mozilla's mail client - over the 4.79 one. But I actually use Outlook Express at home (it supports several features I need that Mozilla doesn't have), and Outlook at work (we use Exchange server so it'd be silly to use anything else). Despite this, I use Mozilla to browse in both places. So I don't think there's any problem with using one company's browser and a different manufacturer's email client.

(btw, this post didn't quite say it, so I am not referring to this post, but I wish people would stop doing the 'my pet bug hasn't been fixed therefore m1.0 or n7.0 cannot possibly be a successful release' thing... recognise that it's just your pet bug... deal. My pet bug is that you can't edit bookmarks directly in the bookmark menu with right-click (bug 19437), and there's no sign of them fixing that either, but I'll live.)