Netscape 7.01 Released with Pop-up Blocker

Tuesday December 10th, 2002

Netscape has updated its flagship browser to version 7.01. This latest release is based on Mozilla 1.0.2 and combines several bug fixes with a couple of new features. The most notable of these is a sophisticated pop-up blocker (accessible from Edit > Preferences > Privacy & Security > Popup Window Controls). Also new in this release is an option to set a group of tabs as your home page.

Netscape 7.01 is available as a free download or on CD-ROM. More details can be found at Netscape Browser Central or in the updated Release Notes.

#3 Re: cool....

by Racer

Tuesday December 10th, 2002 10:22 AM

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I would say that the most important reason for us gecko users that Netscape continues to update is that Netscape is the only gecko browser which many web site admins would care enough to support. That is, when a problem comes up with Mozilla, most web designers could not care less. But when they hear that their web site doesn't work well with Netscape, they might make an extra effort to fix the problem.

A second reason is that Netscape is currently the only fully supported commercial version of a Gecko browser. This means companies which want to include or use an "official" Gecko with their product, they will want to pick something that has the backing that Netscape does. This helps the rest of us Gecko users as those products will spread support and user base for Gecko browsers resulting in an increased chance that people designing applications will be XUL and Gecko aware enough to make it compatible.