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by maryjo456 » Sat 14 Sep, 2002 8:52 am
by Fulvio » Sat 14 Sep, 2002 10:22 am
maryjo456 wrote:I don't know what the difference is between communicator and netscape. Is it just the name? Thanks in advance for any replies.
by DJGM » Sat 14 Sep, 2002 5:04 pm
Fulvio wrote:To call 4.8 Communicator, and 7.0 not is incorrect and confusing
by Fulvio » Sat 14 Sep, 2002 9:49 pm
DJGM wrote:Fulvio wrote:To call 4.8 Communicator, and 7.0 not is incorrect and confusing
I don't strictly agree with that. Officially, Netscape 6.x/7.x are not considered
to be upgrades to Netscape Communicator. If they were as such, they would
most likely replace/overwrite your existing installation of Communicator by
default. To all intents and purposes, Netscape 6.x was a complete rewrite
from the ground up, based on what was an entirely new codebase, and
that made it an entirely new, albeit extremely buggy, product.
On that basis, it would effectively be wrong to refer to Netscape 6.x
and now Netscape 7.x as new versions of Netscape Communicator,
even though both NS6.x/7.x are complete internet software suites
packaged in a very similar way to Netscape Communicator.
Maryjo456, I recommend you visit the Netscape Version Guide, which is
available on this very site at: http://sillydog.org/netscape/verinfo.html .
I also recommend a visit to the Unoffical Netscape FAQ site, available
at http://ufaq.org/, for indepth explanations on all things Netscape, as
written and compiled by a group of people that represent Netscape,
and are officially refferred to as the "Netscape Champions".