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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.

Both CNET and eWEEK have reviews of Netscape 7.0 while TechTV features an editorial. If you're after user opinions, Download.com has a wide selection.

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.


#16 Re: Re: Re: result....:(

by darinf <darinf@usa.net>

Sunday September 1st, 2002 9:08 AM

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Software developers typically have the faster computers to do fast compilations and generally fast computing. They need to be productive and do little testing. The testing/QA teams of a software development company are the ones that will have slower, older computers, and access to even slower still computers to do testing on more real-world equipment that the user base will be using.

FWIW my P3 600mhz win2k box runs Mozilla 1.0 very snappy, including new window creation and even launching without quicklaunch enabled. So I don't know what the hoopla is about slow performance at all, unless you're on a 128megs or lower machine or a 300mhz or lower cpu (Intel). Then I could see performance with Mozilla or Netscape 7 becoming less than ideal.