Netscape 9.0 beta1 released

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Netscape 9.0 beta1 released

Postby orizng » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 9:24 am

http://browser.netscape.com/
for win/osx/linux

should support all firefox's extensions and maybe themes

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Postby Antony » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 10:00 am

Thanks for the heads-up.

I will update the MozInfo701 entry and Netscape Browser Archive's Netscape 9 section later. (My bed time now.)
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Postby Roy » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 12:53 pm

It will not support Firefox themes because the layout is different. (This is also stated on one their release notes pages.)
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Postby Don_HH2K » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 12:57 pm

Glad to see that Netscape is running on multiple platforms again.

Something tells me that their 4MB RAM requirement is just a little bit off. :D Windows 98 won't even successfully install with that much RAM.
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Postby n301 » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 6:49 pm

Just installed Netscape 9

Very good job and certainly a big improvement over Netscape 8 :)
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Postby Pu7o » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 7:03 pm

Well, this is certainly a welcome improvement over NS8. I'm actually going to try using this for a while as my main browser. Let's see what it can do.
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Postby beanboy89 » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 9:20 pm

Although I haven't had much chance to play around with Netscape 9, it seems very Firefox-like, much more so that of the infamous Netscape 8.x series.

And for the record, here's a screenshot under Windows:

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Postby richard mitnick » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 11:51 pm

Re-skinned FF2.0.0.4 with Netscape.com site specific features. How many FF browsers do you want???

>>RSM
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Postby n301 » Wed 06 Jun, 2007 9:09 am

richard mitnick wrote:How many FF browsers do you want???

>>RSM


Just one.. Netscape Navigator 9 :)
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Postby James » Wed 06 Jun, 2007 10:25 am

Try not to push too hard. I'm glad you like NS 9. Really. But in truth, it's little more than a re-skinned FF with proprietary options that many will not want simply because they are little more than AOL marketing ploys. And the fact that it is built upon FF means that it will always be playing catch-up in terms of patches and security fixes. A few developers cannot possibly hope to keep abreast of an open source app like FF which is open to the public at large. BUT it "is" a definite improvement over NS 8 in terms of being less buggy and that's a good thing. Will it persuade many Firefox users to abandon ship? I seriously doubt that. It will undoubtedly carve out its little niche but I would suspect that this will never be more than a very small percentage of users for the simple reason that it's too late.
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Postby richard mitnick » Wed 06 Jun, 2007 5:15 pm

Here too, I second James' eloquence.

>>RSM
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Postby J-M » Wed 06 Jun, 2007 6:13 pm

A coverage list of changes is listed at What's New page, the link is
http://browser.netscape.com/whatsnew/

Throbber is back again! 8-)
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Postby orizng » Fri 08 Jun, 2007 9:12 pm

also for the record, this is under linux
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Postby Minilik » Sat 30 Jun, 2007 7:35 pm

richard mitnick wrote:Here too, I second James' eloquence.

>>RSM


"Fibber: You know what they say 'Better to have eloquence than elephants...'

Molly: ...Yes! And much easier on the carpet too!"

-Fibber & Molly McGee

BTW any relation to Kevin?
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Postby richard mitnick » Sun 01 Jul, 2007 6:35 am

The family originated in Baltimore before the Civil War. The story is, that at some point, there were in one generation, twelve brothers, all very prolific. They had many many offspring. There are Mitnicks from Boston, all down the East coast and around to Galveston. Kevin is definitely some kind of cousin. I have never met him.
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