New Netscape 7.01 Base Installer for Windows

Monday January 27th, 2003

Bryan Wellander wrote in to tell us about the new Netscape 7.01 Base Installer for Windows. This streamlined version of Netscape 7.01 — which at 13.8MB is less than half the size of the full installer — features only Navigator, Mail & Newsgroups, Instant Messenger, Spell Checker, Quality Feedback Agent, AOL ART Extensions, Macromedia Flash Player, HP Printer Identifier plug-in, the Classic theme and the Canadian region pack. Currently only available in US English, the base installer does not feature components such as the Sun Java Runtime Environment or Viewpoint Media Player. The standard net installer, which downloads only the components you specify, still offers the most flexible option but this does require you to be online during installation. The base installer can be downloaded only from Netscape's FTP site, where it goes by the name NS701base.exe.

#1 Three years too late...

by MozSaidAloha

Monday January 27th, 2003 4:22 PM

I am wondering, why didn't NS do this when NS6 debuted in 2000? It sure would have saved a lot of hell, if you get my drift.

#3 Is "prefs" the JScript Script File?

by DeepFreeze3

Tuesday January 28th, 2003 2:15 AM

NS6. Now there was a browser that REALLY sucked!! Lots of people are glad that "downgrade" has bit the dust.

#2 who cares

by bandido

Monday January 27th, 2003 5:17 PM

Who cares about N6? That's an old story. Lets not hang out in the past , it's here now and it's good.

#4 Exactly

by DeepFreeze3

Tuesday January 28th, 2003 2:16 AM

I couldn't have said it better myself ...

#5 Re: who cares

by bzbarsky

Tuesday January 28th, 2003 2:53 AM

It's here now (NS 7.01, that is). Whether it's good.... well. ;)

#6 Does it include AOL On Desktop? (n/t)

by Hendikins

Tuesday January 28th, 2003 9:50 AM


#7 Re: Does it include AOL On Desktop? (n/t)

by dveditz

Tuesday January 28th, 2003 2:53 PM

Yes, unfortunately; it is _exactly_ the same as the "recommended" option on the full download. I would have liked to strip more but I'm thankful they let us ship it at all -- I've been pushing for this since 6.0

#8 Re: Does it include AOL On Desktop? (n/t)

by MozSaidAloha

Tuesday January 28th, 2003 3:53 PM


#9 Do I need to uninstall Netscape 7.0..............

by leier911

Friday January 31st, 2003 2:07 PM

Do I need to remove 7.0 before installing 7.01. Or when they come out with a 7.5 say, can I install over it all or do I have to remove the old version first?