Netscape Taking Orders for Netscape 7.1 on CD

Saturday June 28th, 2003

The Inquirer is reporting that Netscape has started taking orders for Netscape 7.1 on CD. The new Netscape browser is not yet available for download but the contents of the /pub/netscape7/english/7.1 directory on Netscape's FTP server were publicly accessible for a few hours earlier this week. The Netscape 7.1 CD order page lists prices of US$2.99 for a Netscape 7.1 CD and US$9.99 for a CD and guidebook, with those figures good until July 11th. Most of the links on Netscape's site still point to the older Netscape 7.0/7.02 CD order page.

#16 Re: Re: I wont Order One

by RobertM

Sunday June 29th, 2003 6:57 PM

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Was your "as always" part meant to refer to that, as always, it carries an ActiveX plugin? If it has, I must have missed it. :)

I did see an official-looking Netscape 7.1 user agent string, and it had the words "ax" in it somewhere--and the site I saw it on speculated that that might stand for "ActiveX." If so, that's certainly a big obstacle overcome for Windows users--although if it's the same as the unofficial Mozilla/Netscape ActiveX plugin (from Adam Lock, if I'm spelling his last name correctly), it isn't quite 100% compatible.

Maybe one of these days we'll be able to finally dump IE and use Mozilla/Netscape for Windows Update. :-D