First impressions . . . the GUI is atrocious, just as I feared. The navigation buttons look nasty and childish,
and having the animated "N" logo in the top left is off putting. Placing the menubar at the top right of the
window, instead of on the left, just under the titlebar (where it should be) is just plain stoopid!
All the extra buttons on the toolbars, displayed by default, such as news and weathers, amongst other
things, just bloats the GUI beyond reason. There is no excuse for most of that. It's just unnecessary.
I've not looked at the System Requirements for this thing yet, but if it says it requires IE, then that
really defeats the purpose of Netscape being an alternative to Microsoft's ubiquitous browser.
Here's a screengrab of this fugly monstrosity, with the default toolbar layout . . .
Well then, based upon my impressions so far, and despite the fact that it's built upon Firefox, this has
got to be the worst
Netscape branded browser since 6.0 was released four years ago. It's horrible.
This thing need a hell
of a lot of remedial work, before it is finalized. If this new Netscape browser
isn't drastically improved before it goes gold, then I'm sticking with Netscape 7.2 and Firefox 1.0.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20041122 Firefox/0.5.6+
SeaMonkey = Swiss Army Knife: It's versatile, reliable, and contains useful tools.
Windows Internet Explorer = Old Swiss Cheese: Full of holes, and it stinks!