Netscape 7.0 Released

Wednesday August 28th, 2002

Netscape Communications Corporation today launched the final version of Netscape 7.0. This latest release is based on Mozilla 1.0.1, making it the first Netscape browser to be built upon post-1.0 code. The new version boasts several enhancements over the 0.9.4-based Netscape 6.2, including tabbed browsing, the ability to save complete web pages, print preview, site icons (Favicons), a download manager, full screen mode (Windows only), Quick Search within Mail & Newsgroups and Address Book, return receipts, mail labels, S/MIME mail encryption, CSS support in Composer and one-click web page publishing.

Netscape 7.0 also has several features not found in Mozilla. These include the ability to access Netscape Webmail and AOL accounts directly from within Mail & Newsgroups, a button to easily toggle the display of My Sidebar in Navigator and P3P support for automated cookie handling. Improved instant messaging features — including file transfers, Buddy Alerts and Buddy Icons — are provided by AOL Instant Messenger for Netscape and ICQ for Netscape. There's also a round throbber with a cool animation.

Netscape 7.0 can be downloaded from Netscape's web site or FTP server. More details can be found at Netscape Browser Central or in the Release Notes.

#34 No reason to switch from Mozilla

by johann_p

Thursday August 29th, 2002 2:39 PM

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I agree with that - unless you are one of the "I need a spellchecker" crowd, it would be a step back IMO. I tried it and the first thing it did - crash. Throbber icon in MailNews badly placed, many of the fine features of Mozilla1.1 missing (e.g. different icons), Toolbar overloaded with crap I dont want or need, not available for as many OS as Mozilla, and, yes, no popup blocking - I'll definitely stay with Mozilla.