Netscape 9?

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Postby Antony » Tue 30 Jan, 2007 7:41 pm

JPhoenixDK wrote:
James wrote:You know... I'm actually getting a bit excited. Go figure.


Hehe, me too. I pretty much gave up on Netscape but old habits die hard I guess. I just hope they will be able to differentiate Netscape from Firefox and Internet Explorer. The integration with Netscape.com is a good idea, even though I don't use it, it adds an interesting angle. Maybe if they integrated Xdrive into the browser it would be a killer app? :?
Something I don't think the current "digg-like" Netscape.com will attract those long time Netscape users. There's nothing wrong with integration, but not the current Netscape.com in my opinion.

JPhoenixDK wrote:Anyway, Antony, will you post some screenshots so we can see what it looks like on a Mac when it is released?
I will.
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Postby Mandrake » Tue 30 Jan, 2007 8:09 pm

Edward wrote:Any thoughts as to whether Netscape 9 might have an e-mail client built-in (a la SeaMonkey and Netscape Communicator)?


Netscape 9 will be based on Firefox.
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Postby JPhoenixDK » Wed 31 Jan, 2007 1:45 am

I agree with you Antony, I doubt the Netsape.com integration will do much in terms of attracting new users although Jason Calacanis claims that tfraffic numbers are increasing. However, I think integration with some kind of web 2.0 service like Flickr or Xdrive might provide the Netscape browser some leverage.

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Postby vipergg » Fri 02 Feb, 2007 8:40 pm

Edward wrote:Since they turned off netscape.net e-mail, I am curious as to what site that Netscape Mail icon takes the user to...


That is just part of AOL mail now , I
still have a netscape.net address but I logg into AIM to get the mail now , hopefully version 9 is a lotttttttttttttttt less of a pig than 8 was , 8 was worthless . Unless it is a lot faster than 8 was I will be staying with 7.2 or Seamonkey though I still have a hard time getting around that name . :-) Think they could have come up with something better or just left it as Mozilla .
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Postby James » Fri 02 Feb, 2007 9:23 pm

I agree on most counts: the name sort of sucks (Mozilla was not an option for them so they had to rename it) and NS 8 is a pig, no question about that. I will say, however, that SM 1.1 is considerably safer than NS 7.2 (which you are currently using). You might want to consider upgrading until (or "if") Netscape decides to patch 7.2.
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Postby Fulvio » Sat 03 Feb, 2007 5:27 pm

You can call Seamonkey any name you want. Right click|rename. You will get over the name in a hurry, while you can't get over the performance of the program.
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Postby James » Sat 03 Feb, 2007 6:29 pm

Honestly, Fulvio, I don't appear to have any problems with Seamonkey. It's performing like a trooper for me and I couldn't be happier. Well... I take that back. I would be happier if:

- Netscape 9 made an appearance today and was everything that it's supposed to be
- Netscape 9 included an e-mail program
- Netscape 7.2 was fully patched (and even updated! Yeah... why not go for broke?) :D
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Postby Fulvio » Sun 04 Feb, 2007 2:43 pm

James,
my last post was obscure, even to myself. I have no clue what I meant by performance. Maybe, I was referring to Seamonkey1.1, or may be to NS8.x. But, i wanted to tell that the name Seamonkey is not obligatory. But, I, still, find SM1.1 much slower in getting started than 1.0.7. Everything else being equal SM1.1 takes me more than twice as long to start. After that it is fine,
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