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.

#33 Re: When will Netscape move beyond 1.0.x

by ozjason

Tuesday December 10th, 2002 5:24 PM

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I suppose they want a release with as few bugs as possible. As it's only a point release I don't see why they'd want to introduce all the new regressions in post 1.0.x releases. 1.0.2 might not have some of the cool newer stuff in the later branches, but it's extremely stable, and that's important for a consumer product. Having said that, Netscape have included stuff that's not even in 1.2.1 (such as the new popup controls), so it's still a pretty good release.