America Online (AOL) is delaying the release of the first public test version of a new Netscape Web browser until the end of the month to fix some last-minute bugs, the company said Wednesday.
Netscape 7.x with all vendor patches installed and all vendor workarounds applied, is currently affected by one or more Secunia advisories rated Highly critical.
The Netscape Browser, 8.0 pre-Beta
Version 0.9.4 â€“ based on Firefox 1.0
Downloading and Installing
Before installing, make sure your computer meets these system requirements:
Windows 98 SE, ME (Critical bugs are known, see below for details)
233 MHz processor
64 MB RAM
35 MB hard drive space
Internet Explorer 6.0 (If using the Trident rendering engine)
1 GHz processor
256 MB RAM
Downloading Netscape Browser
This pre-release of The Netscape Browser, 8.0 Beta is only available through the Netscape.com prototype community. A full public release of the Beta will be available in late February/early March, 2005.
Installing Netscape Browser
Once you have downloaded the Netscape Browser installer, follow these instructions to install:
Double click NSbrowserSetup-Full-Feb17-0200-0.9.4.exe to start the install.
Uninstalling Netscape Browser
To uninstall Netscape Browser, follow these instructions:
Use the uninstaller provided by going to Start->Programs->Netscape Browser.
Netscape Browser stores your user data in one of the following locations:
Windows 2000, XP
Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Application Data\Netscape\NSAE
Windows 98, ME
Known Bugs and Issues
- Windows 98 functionality is limited due to frequent crashes when using the Trident rendering engine
- Formfill isnâ€™t yet working as designed
- The Trust List (black lists, white lists, anti-phishing lists, etc) wonâ€™t be updating with live information just yet
Critical and Major Defects:
122165 [Stress] Intermittent Browser application crashes
125446 GO button for Shopping is never enabled
125668 It is possible to circumvent the password manager security feature by pressing Cancel on the pop-up box
126029 Using context menu items in SPUI widget editable fields locks the content window
122384 [Win 98] Netscape browser crashes when trying to display as Internet Explorer using Win 98 SE
122609 [Win 98] Broken site functionality in Netscape under Windows 98SE
121200 Quick Launch Preferences Feature is missing.
122101 Right Click options not available when 'Navigation' and 'Personal' toolbars unavailable.
126598 The [Stock Ticker] option is truncated in the 'Personal' toolbar.
120789 Application Hangs when Inviting a Buddy to chat
123736 Trident engine is not rendering services properly for XML pages.
126975 [Win98] Application crashes while trying to navigate to www.ebay.com.
126976 [Win 98] Beta Feedback: Clicking on 'Beta Feedback' button the application crashes.
127357 [Win98] When selecting 'White Pages' link the application crashes.
127874 [Win 98] application crashes when opens the AOL Instant Messenger
128121 [Win98] Selecting "Clear All Histories" from Clear Histories button crashes browser
122113 [Win 98] Netscape Chapera browser cannot be Minimized from the Taskbar in Windows 98SE
122428 'Book this Group of tabs' is not functioning
122431 'Help with Tabs' does not display
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