Netscape 7.2 Release Set for August 3rd?
Wednesday July 28th, 2004
Slashdot is reporting that AOL will release Netscape 7.2 on August 3rd, citing the shipping date for the CDs as evidence. While this date is probably a good guideline, it is worth noting that past shipping dates for CDs have not always exactly coincided with the dates new releases have been made available for download. Furthermore, the recent Mozilla security holes may force the date back. Netscape 7.2 is expected to be based on Mozilla 1.7.
#13 Netscrape: UGH!!! What a bloated Spaminal!
by bonejob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wednesday July 28th, 2004 3:05 PM
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Why would anyone download this AOL spamware? For example, Netscape 7.x has an excellent pop-up filter that has a built-in hole - it stops every pop-up EXCEPT AOL and Netscape ads! Why would ANYONE with the brains God gave broccoli download this ungainly pig when they can get another Gecko browser like Firefox without all the AOL baggage.
For instance, when was the last time you wanted to fire up A.I.M. so you could chat with all the morons, dweebs, flamers and pervs who hang out in AOL chatrooms? And do you REALLY care about support for AOL e-mail? Especially now that every spammer and scammer in the Solar System has AOL's entire account list (Remember that story a few weeks ago about the AOL employee who sold AOL's client list to spammers? After that, why anyone who had an AOL account has actually kept it defies comprehension).
What's more, Netscape 6.x-7.x is less stable than the average Firefox nightly build!