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.
#56 Toolbar Customisation
Friday August 30th, 2002 1:35 AM
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One of the things that was mentioned as sorely lacking was the Toolbar Customization features, of which there are none. People like to personalise their browser. I just like to stuff with anything I can. Whatever floats your boat. Regardless, this *is* a big deal. Moz is great, and I was surprised with the polish that NS7 seems to deliver (compared with a few other lackluster Netscape releases) - excepting the splash screen, which was boring and unimpressive, but you get that.
When this feature comes into play, I'll be completely sold. For now, though, I still love Internet Explorer for letting me change the positioning of the toolbars, the size of the icons, the text that is displayed for the etc, etc.
Hahaha... slightly off topic, is there a skin for Mozilla / NS7 that'll make it look like Chimera .4? I saw, and was mightilly impressed with the polish of that UI.