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.

#18 Re: Netscrape: UGH!!! What a bloated Spaminal!

by Gunnar

Wednesday July 28th, 2004 4:40 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!" All popup ads can be deactivated. Netscape 7 has a prepopulated white list, but it is up to the user to edit / delete any or all entries.

"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?" Don't like it, don use it! It's that simple. In addition, ICQ is also integrated, so there's an additional choice

"And do you REALLY care about support for AOL e-mail?" Some apparently do. If you don't, see above.

"What's more, Netscape 6.x-7.x is less stable than the average Firefox nightly build!" Anything is more stable than Netscape 6. As for Netscape 7....whatever floats your boat dude.