Netscape 7.0 Final News and Reviews
Saturday August 31st, 2002
Though Netscape releases no longer get the coverage that they used to, the launch of Netscape 7.0 was reported in several places on the Web. Articles can be found at AOL Time Warner, BBC News, CNET News.com, Geek.com, HindustanTimes.com, Internet Magazine, internetnews.com, Internet Week, MacCentral, MacSlash, NewsFactor, PCWorld.com, Reuters, Slashdot, The Register, Yahoo! Finance and ZDNet News.
UPDATE! PC Magazine gave Netscape 7.0 four out of five, calling it "a sleek, fast, friendly browser that may make you consider switching from Microsoft Internet Explorer as your default browsing tool."
Finally, here's the solution to the biggest complaint about Netscape 7.0.
#1 Netscape works well for me...
Saturday August 31st, 2002 7:17 PM
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I've been running Mozilla nightlies for the last year or so - but the latest Netscape release has become my default browser.
What's most impressive to me is the memory management - especially under Windows (win 2k sp3 specifically). When I minimize Netscape to the taskbar the memory used drops to around 1.2 or 1.4 Mb's from around 25 Mb's. Netscape has been stable - with little or no crashing. I'm set up now to use Netscape by default, and Mozilla when I need to do or test something specific.
Good job. Fix a couple of little bugs - and this is a winner. I'm even using the built in AIM client to connect with people from work.