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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.


#4 Re: cool....

by jonadab <jonadab@bright.net>

Tuesday December 10th, 2002 11:21 AM

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> good to see they're keeping netscape up to date

Indeed.

> although i don't know how much people use it these days.

More than they did during the 6.x era (ugh).

> seems like the tech savvy crowd uses chimera, phoenix or some other gecko based browser, but not NS.

I personally use the mozilla.org builds, but I deploy the Netscape release to some of the computers I administer. (Not all. There are some systems that need mail/news, and I don't like dealing with the hassles of the bundled AIM client, so on systems that need the Mail/News component I tend to deploy Mozilla and install Java myself. If the AIM client could be deselected separately from Mail/News, I'd deploy Netscape on more systems.) The Netscape build is better aimed for less technical users. I could take the mozilla.org builds and _make_ something that would work for end users (by adding plugins, hiding debug-related UI elements, and so on and so forth), but that would be actual work; I prefer to let Netscape do that stuff for me. For my own use, that stuff doesn't matter, so I just use Mozilla.