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, and Macworld UK. Mozilla 1.4 followed shortly after, leading to articles at Slashdot (again),, (again), 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 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.

#6 Have you read the Inquirer's review?

by Gunnar

Monday July 7th, 2003 2:27 PM

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IMHO, it is *very* positive. Charlie sums it up quite nicely:

"Overall, the Mozilla team deserves a hearty pat on the back. They put out a solid product that has displayed no bumps or warts after a day of use, and solved a few nagging ones. The only problem is that it doesn't look like much. For that reason alone, I was going to give it a 7/10, but as I was typing this article, it caught my first spam message without me training it at all. 8/10. In a week, it will probably be a 10/10, but I haven't beaten it into the ground enough yet to venture out on that exceedingly safe limb."

Now, the Register has a very specific (humorous) writing style, but Carlie seems to love Mozilla and Netscape 7.1.