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Mozilla 1.4 and Netscape 7.1 News and Reviews

Sunday July 6th, 2003

It's almost a week since the double release of Mozilla 1.4 and Netscape 7.1. The new Netscape version came out first and it was reported on by Slashdot, LWN.net and Macworld UK. Mozilla 1.4 followed shortly after, leading to articles at Slashdot (again), Neowin.net, LWN.net (again), GnomeDesktop.org FootNotes and the Temple of the Screaming Penguin. As the two browsers came out on the same day, several sites — including ZDNet News, Techweb, The Mac Observer and OSNews — produced single reports for both releases. Meanwhile, CNET News.com and Ars Technica tied their stories in with Marc Andreessen's recent comments that browser innovation is dead.

In the reviews department, eWeek examined Mozilla 1.4 (with some comments on the new Netscape version) and The Inquirer took a look at Netscape 7.1.

Finally, for those who think that Mozilla 1.4 doesn't offer any real improvements, Asa Dotzler has a changelog. Thanks to everyone who sent us links to articles.


#5 Re: Not that positive

by sremick

Monday July 7th, 2003 11:55 AM

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I think part of the problem is that these reviews compare Mozilla 1.4 to 1.3 and Netscape 7.1 to 7.02. When you've already made the jump from IE, these minor version upgrades hardly seem all that spectacular (Netscape's being moreso, in this case). What we need now are reviews that look at Netscape 7.1 in fresh light, comparing the latest version to IE for those who haven't switched yet.