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mikhail

Senior Member
Jan 24, 2003
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#1
Anyone tried this recently? The new one's available for download free from netscape.com. Is it any good? How does it compair to Mozilla?

What's the story with it anyway? I thought that the netscape browsers were gone, and that Mozilla had taken the old source code and improved on it to make their browser.
 

gray

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Moderator
Apr 22, 2003
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#2
That's what I thought :confused: I haven't really kept track of the whole browser scene for a while now, but seeing as my browser title bar says "Juventuz forums - Netscape Navigator - Mozilla"... that's kind of confusing...
 

Martin

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2000
56,859
#3
bah, I never noticed that before :redface:

Well Netscape and Mozilla share history, they were both built on good old Mosaic, at some point the projects split up and Netscape was a commercial company. They did very well in the times of ~96 but soon enough IE's hegemony took charge, to be fair IE was at that point the better browser. I don't know exactly where Mozilla started but the project I believe has been open source since the beginning and in 97 they decided to start from scratch and rewrite the whole browser. Netscape still used their code however, despite keeping a more commercial profile. I imagine Mozilla received support from Netscape's benefactors AOL. Finally AOL abandoned Netscape cause it wasn't profitable anymore and just the other day it was uneathed again. I don't know the status of Netscape presently but I imagine it trails badly after Mozilla, I know v7.x did that very clearly.

In this day and age, I just see no reason to bother with Netscape anymore, Mozilla and Opera are so much better.
 
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mikhail

Senior Member
Jan 24, 2003
9,575
#4
It's version 7.2 right now, and they're bragging about pop-up blocking and tabbed browsing. Performance-wise, they may be well behind, but if they're a professional project, designed to promote another product (think Zonealarm) they might catch up a lot of that withing a version or two.
 

Elnur_E65

Senior Member
Feb 21, 2004
10,848
#5
I've installed Netscape 7.2 about a week ago just to try it out. There are some flaws, especially with MSN site and hotmail. But I like the tab system and have just one window open for internet.

So far I am satisfied by 75%
 

Elnur_E65

Senior Member
Feb 21, 2004
10,848
#8
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, players and player haters...

I am officially concluding that Netscape Navigator 7.1 and 7.2 is a TOTAL TRASH!!!!!!!!!!!

I've started to have problems with my system yesterday. And these problems did not stop until I fixed everything and uninstalled netscape.

Now back to normal.

My advise: do not use it.

I am sticking with the worst browser ever- Internet Explorer.

Thank you very much for your attention.
 

gray

Senior Member
Moderator
Apr 22, 2003
30,096
#9
++ [ originally posted by Elnur_E65 ] ++
I am sticking with the worst browser ever- Internet Explorer.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not inferior Explorer :broken:

Seriously dude, try Mozilla Firefox, you'll never look back
 

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