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Benefits of Netscape 7.0 Streamline

Postby Antony » Fri 30 Aug, 2002 10:26 pm

Updated:
Netscape 7.02 Streamline Released (message thread)
Netscape 7.02 Streamline and Navigator 7.02 Stand-alone (English, download / information page)
Netscape 7.02 Streamline Japanese (download / information page)

Updated:
Netscape 7.01 Streamline Released (thread)
Netscape 7.01 Streamline and Navigator 7.01 Stand-alone (download / information page)

(UPDATED: Please see this thread for latest information)

7.0 Streamline, Introducing

Netscape 7.0 Streamline and Navigator 7.0 Stand-alone

The awaiting Netscape 7.0 Streamline series releases today, 3rd September 2002.

There are two versions of Netscape 7.0 Streamline:
  • Netscape 7.0 Streamline (with Mail) :ns7: :n7mail: - 13.0MB
  • Navigator 7.0 stand-alone :ns7: - 10.2MB
(for Windows 32bit only)

Netscape 7.0 Streamlined Series Information and Download Page
    Features:
  • one single file, no extra downloads needed.
  • small filesize, only 41% of full package. Even smaller (32%) if choose Navigator stand-alone. Reduces the downloading time and trouble. (Full package from Netscape is 31.4MB)
  • no activation/registration.
  • link to this forum from Help menu.
  • additional entries in Bookmark (links to Netscape Browser Archive, Version Guide, Help Forum), can be removed (only apply to new profile users)
  • SillyDog701 Sidebar, can be removed (only apply to new profile users)
Netscape 7.0 Streamline :ns7: :n7mail: - 13.0MB
Features (components) include:
Navigator :ns7:, Mail/news :n7mail:, Instant Messenger (AIM + ICQ) :aim:, Speel Checker, Macromedia Flash Player, Classic Skin.
(All components can be selected not to install, except Navigator.)
    Features not included:
  • Sun Java2
  • Quality Feedback Agent
  • AOL Art extensions
  • Net2Phone
  • Real Player 8
  • Viewpoint Media Player
  • Winamp
  • HP Printer Identifier Plugin
  • Canadian Region Pack
  • AOL on Desktop (icon)
Navigator 7.0 stand-alone :ns7: - 10.2MB
Features (components) include:
Navigator :ns7:, Macromedia Flash Player, Classic Skin.
(All components can be selected not to install, except Navigator.)
    Features not included:
  • All those not included in Streamline plus...
  • Mail/News
  • Instant Messenger
Please provide feedbacks/comments.
    Extra Information:
  1. Same as previous Netscape streamlines, there is an identify string (SillyDog) in your UserAgent string. This is required by the CCK License Agreement.
  2. Picture below shows 4 extra bookmark entries, (grouped into a folder) link to useful webpages in Silly Dog 701. (note: this only apply to new profiles) Image
  3. If you are using Netscape profiles from previous Netscape, your bookmark and sidebar settings will not be changed.
  4. The default Silly Dog 701 Sidebar Tab is only available for people who create a new profile using the streamlined packages. Everyone is welcome to install Silly Dog 701 Sidebar.
  5. It is recommended not to share Netscape 7 profile with Mozilla.
  6. Although it runs perfectly under Windows 95, Netscape does not official support Netscape 7 run under Windows 95. The supported platforms are: Windows 98, 98Se, Me, NT, 2000, XP.
  7. If you create a new profile with this streamlined Netscape, the additional bookmarks and sidebar tab can be easily removed.
  8. Streamline for Macintosh may be created, however, I need someone to help me build it and test it.
  9. Streamline for Linux might be created, again, I need help.


Netscape 7.0 Streamlined Series Information and Download Page
Please provide feedbacks/comments.
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testing from Nav stand-alone

Postby Antony » Fri 30 Aug, 2002 10:28 pm

Testing from Nav stand-alone
UserAgent:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020823 Netscape/7.0 (CK-SillyDog)

All SillyDog 701 links work. Except no SillyDog701 sidebar yet.
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Postby Antony » Fri 30 Aug, 2002 11:31 pm

Test from Navigator 7.0 Streamline with Mail/News.
No Activation with new profiles.
appear working fine.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020823 Netscape/7.0 (CK-SillyDog)

All right, I am uploading now.
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Postby Ramona » Sat 31 Aug, 2002 12:21 am

We're waiting...


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Released today

Postby Antony » Mon 02 Sep, 2002 6:11 pm

Released today 3rd September
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NS7 What is not included!

Postby John N » Wed 11 Sep, 2002 3:59 pm

Your items listed as not included are worth 18MB? [31.4-13]
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Postby Ramona » Wed 11 Sep, 2002 4:22 pm

John,

My install of the Streamline 7.0 with Navigator, Mail & Instant Messaging, and Spell Checker, was a whopping total of 11,500 KB. A saving of 19,900 KB.

If you use the "Custom" install, you will be way ahead of the game. See THIS page, if you are unfamiliar with the "Custom" install.

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Thanks Ramona / Going from 4.79 to 7.0

Postby John N » Fri 13 Sep, 2002 6:39 pm

Thanks for the response and insight on custom install. Can I leave 4.79 in place and just custom install 7.0? Does COMPOSER come with 7.0? I understand that 7.0 will transfer bookmarks and other preferences. Forgive me, but what is classic skin?
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Postby Ramona » Fri 13 Sep, 2002 7:15 pm

Hi John,

Yes, definitely leave Communicator 4.79 on board. Communicator and Netscape 7.0 reside quite contentedly with each other.

Composer is definitely a component of Netscape 7.0. I don't use it, but perhaps someone who does can fill you in with more detail.

Yes, the Netscape 7.0 installation will convert your Communicator 4.79 Users Profile to its Profile format. Isn't that spectacular, well.... in most cases it does that. Once in a while it stutters, but infrequently. Personally, I've tried several versions of 7.0 and my Profile was converted flawlessly each install.

The Classic Skin, is the "appearance" of Netscape. The skins give the browser a different appearance, with unique buttons, etc. The Classic skin in particular is very similar to Communicator. I alternate using SkyPilot and Modern, as that is my taste. I also tend to be adventurous when it comes to Netscape.

One other tip, and I intend to add this to my "Custom Install" page. Once you have Netscape 7.0 up and running to your satisfaction, you might want to install adblocker.xpi. This will stop those annoying popup ads.

To install the file you will need to enable, under Preferences|Advanced|Software Installation... Enable Software Installation

Otherwise the component won't install. You will find the file HERE or HERE

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Benefits of Netscape 7.0 Streamline

Postby Antony » Mon 16 Sep, 2002 11:57 pm

Benefit of Netscape 7.0 Streamline

There are many benefits of using Netscape 7.0 Streamline (from SillyDog701) such as the much smaller file sizes.
No brandings.
All changes are detailed documented.
Other than that, there are no additional tweaks. None at all. (additional bookmark and sidebar are only available to new profile uses only, and can be easily removed.)

The SillyDog 701 Streamline would serve the best interest for end users, because they can get the browser that is (almost) the same configuration as from Netscape Communications Corp. Simply, there are no internal modification/tweaks/configurations, and users can be sure that nothing has been modified/changed.

The Netscape 7.0 Streamline from SillyDog 701 has been extensively tested, and SillyDog701 has been creating Netscape Streamline series since version 6.1.
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Postby Antony » Tue 17 Sep, 2002 7:41 am

Forget to mention,
Netscape 7.0 Streamline series are released under
Netscape 7 Client Customization Kit License Agreement
and
Netscape Browser Distribution Program License Agreement
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More benefits of Netscape 7.0 Streamline Series

Postby Antony » Fri 20 Sep, 2002 5:15 am

You don't need to keep updating the Netscape 7.0 Streamline, unlike other editions, there are no updates since it released because it has been extensively tested to ensure the best quality. (No repeating downloads of the same Netscape 7.0 version is necessary at all.) It will be updated once newer Netscape is released.
Additional add-ons such as adblockers can be easily added into Netscape 7.0 Streamline.
Streamline series of Netscape 7.0 is hosted in fast FTP server.
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NS7 Streamline

Postby jparsons » Thu 12 Dec, 2002 5:16 pm

Just FYI, I have a very old Pentium II, and I've been unable to use any Netscape after 4.8. But I can get NS7 Streamline to work. It's slow, but usable.
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Postby Mandrake » Thu 12 Dec, 2002 6:57 pm

Jim: How slow are you talking? I've got Mozilla 1.2.1 running on my old Pentium Pro 180mhz with 128mb ram. Netscape should run fine on a P II.
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Postby Antony » Thu 12 Dec, 2002 7:26 pm

7.01 Streamline/stand-alone is now available for testing.
To test it, please check This forum
You might need to join Special Build Testers user group for accessing. More info please see this thread
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