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TOTAL VERSIONS 555

LATEST VERSIONS:

Netscape 9: 9.0.0.6
Netscape 8: 8.1.3
Netscape 7: 7.2
Netscape 6: 6.2.3
Communicator: 4.8
Navigator: 6.2.3 (all) or 4.08 (Win3.1/Mac68k), 4.8 (Linux)
Gecko: SeaMonkey 1.1.7, Mozilla 1.7.12, 1.2.1 (Mac OS 8/9)
(date: 2 May 2009)
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Here are the latest Netscape shipping versions for your downloading convenience.

Windows 95/98/98SE/Me
Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista

Netscape 9:
Navigator 9.0.0.6
(5.8MB) (full) (Win98SE and above only) (SD701 mirror)

Windows 95/98/98SE/Me
Windows NT/2000/XP

Netscape 8:
Netscape 8.1.3
(18.3MB) (full) (Win98SE and above only) (SD701 mirror)

Netscape 7/6:
Netscape 7.2
(24.2MB) (full)
Navigator 7.2 (11.5MB, stand-alone)
Netscape 7.1 Streamline* (14.5MB)
NS 7.1 Streamline Japanese* (12.68MB)

Communicator:
4.8 Base Installation
(mirror1) (17.32MB)
4.8 Complete Installation (mirror1) (22.75MB) release notes

Navigator:
Navigator 7.2 stand-alone (10.0MB)
Navigator 4.08 stand-alone (9.7MB)


Windows 3.1x
Communicator:
4.08 Complete Installation
(17MB)
4.08 Base Installation (14.6MB)
4.08 Enterprise with Calendar (20MB)


Navigator: 4.08 stand-alone(8.6MB)
Mac OS X (ver. 10.2.x and later)
Netscape 9:
Navigator 9.0.0.6 (16.9MB) (PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs) (SD701 mirror)


Mac OS X (ver. 10 and later)
Netscape 7/6:
Netscape 7.2
(17.3MB) (Mac OS X)
Installer (178KB, OS8.5 SD701 mirror) release notes
Netscape 6.2.3 (16.7MB) (Mac OS X)

Mac OS 7.61+ (PowerPC)
Netscape 7/6:
Netscape 7.02 (19.9MB) (Mac OS 8.6)

Communicator:
4.8 Complete Installation (15.7MB, Mac OS 8.1+) release notes

Navigator:
Navigator 6.2.2 stand-alone* (10MB)
4.08 stand-alone (7.7MB)

Mac OS 7.5+ (68k)
Communicator:
4.08 Complete Installation
(7.1MB)
4.08 Enterprise with Calendar (9.8MB)
release notes

Navigator: 4.08 stand-alone (3.5MB)
Linux 2.2
Netscape 9:
Navigator 9.0.0.6 (9.1MB) (SD701 mirror)


Netscape 7/6:
Netscape 7.2 (16MB) (full)
Installer (130KB) release notes

Communicator:
4.8 Complete Installation (mirror1) (16.7MB) release notes

Navigator:
Navigator 6.2.2 stand-alone
* (8.87MB)
Navigator 4.8 stand-alone (11.9MB)

IBM OS/2 Warp 4
Netscape 7/6:
(please check this page, you will need to be in "Software choice" programme to download Netscape 6 for OS/2 Warp4)


Communicator:
4.61 Complete Installation
(9.5MB, req FixPack5)
read information
Need Help? Ask here, your questions answered! | Downloading Tools | Print This Page | Mozilla releases
Netscape 9
Netscape 9Netscape Navigator 9 is developed from the Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and as such shares much of the same basic technology. In addition to the technologies that Netscape 9 shares with Mozilla Firefox 2, it includes additional features such as a number of installed plugins.
new features
* Visual Refresh, a new space saving layout.
* URL Correction.
* Link Pad.
* Tab History.
* Resizable Textarea.
* Sidebar Mini Browser
* Universal Binary.


Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista
Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6 (5.8MB)
(SD701 mirror)
Min Req:
Pentium 233 MHz, 64MB RAM, 35MB free HD space.
Recommended:
500 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, 100 MB free HD space, Windows XP
Mac OS X (Intel and PowerPC)
Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6 Mac OS X
(16.9MB)
(SD701 mirror)

Min Req:
Mac OS X 10.2.x, PowerPC G3, 128MB RAM, 75MB free HD space.
Min Req for Netscape 7.02:
Recommended:
PowerPC G4 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM, 150 MB of free disk space.

Linux 2.2
Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6 (9.1MB)
(SD701 mirror)
Min Req:
Linux kernel 2.2.14 (with glibc 2.3.2, XFree86-3.3.6, GTK+2.0, fontconfig/xft and libstdc++5); Pentium 233MHz, 64MB RAM, 50MB free HD space.
Recommended:
500 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, 100 MB free HD space, a modern Linux distribution
Download Help | Help and Tips | Version Information | more Netscape Navigator 9.x >
Need Help? Message Board available. | Downloading Tools
Netscape 8
Netscape 8Netscape 8.1 is based on Firefox 1.0.7, with security protection in mind. It also guarantees pages render correctly, even these designed for MSIE. Using the opensource and most standard support - Firefox 1.0's rendering engine, Site Controls features allows you to adjust the security level (Java, JavaScript, cookies settings), and also allows you to switch to use Internet Explorer's engine to render pages when necessary.
new features
* Adware & Spyware protection (since 8.1)
* dynamic Security Center (since 8.1)

* Site Controls
* Multi-Bar
* Form fill/passcard.
* Live Content.
* improved tabbed browsing


Please Note: Netscape 8 does not contain an e-mail client, and we do not consider this is a direct replacement for Netscape 7.x. Users wish to upgrade to Netscape 8.0 are recommended to either try Mozilla Thunderbird (a standalone e-mail client) or get Mozilla Suite 1.7.x, or simply keep your copy of Netscape 7.2 for email purpose.
If you only use web-based email, you don't need to worry about this message.
please check our forums for Netscape 8 discussions and support:
Netscape 8.1 user feedback and support
Netscape 8.0.4 user feedback and support
older discussion threads:
Netscape 8.0.3.3 discussion
Netscape 8.0.3.1 retracted, revert back to 8.0.2 (29th July 2005)
Netscape 8.0.3.1 released(25th July 2005)
Netscape 8.0.2 released(16th June 2005)
Netscape 8.0 final and 8.0.1 released(19th May 2005)
Windows 98/98SE/Me
Windows NT4.0/2000/XP

Netscape 8.1.3 (18.3MB) (full) (Win98SE and above only) (SD701 mirror)
Min Req:
Pentium 233 MHz, 64MB RAM, 35MB free HD space.
release notes (2nd April 2007)
Mac OS X (PowerPC and Intel Core Duo)
Netscape 8.1.3 is not yet available for Mac OS X platform.

Linux 2.2
Netscape 8.1.3 is not yet available for Linux
Netscape 8.1 patches:
Broken 'Add RSS Feed' fix
Missing Contextual Menu in Downloads Window fix

Netscape 8 Themes
Netscape 8.1 Themes Listing
supportNetscape 8 support :Netscape 8 support forum - free and friendly!
Download Help | Version Information | more Netscape 8.xx >
Need Help? Message Board available. | Downloading Tools
Netscape 7
Netscape 7.2 Netscape 7.2 is based on new open source engine (Gecko) and fine-tune of Netscape 6. Netscape 7.2 is based on Mozilla 1.7.2; Netscape 7.1 is based on Mozilla 1.4; Netscape 7.0 is based on Mozilla 1.0.1 (7.01 is based on Mozilla 1.0.2), this version has been reported very stable and fast.
new features
* can display saved passwords in Password Manager.
* vCard support in Netscape Mail.
* improved Palm Sync.
* Table Editing controls in Composer.
* Improvements in browser rendering speed and application start-up.
* Improvements in standards support.


> read Netscape 7.2 user report and Netscape 7 Keyboard Shortcuts.
Windows 98/98SE/Me
Windows NT4.0/2000/XP

Netscape 7.2 (24.2MB, full)
Navigator 7.2 (11.5MB, stand-alone)
Netscape 7.2 Streamlinepending (--.-MB)
Netscape 7.1 Streamline* (14.5MB)
Navigator 7.02 Streamlinie* (12.65MB)
NS 7.1 Streamline Japanese* (12.68MB)
Installer (288KB)
Min Req:
Pentium 233 MHz, 64MB RAM, 26MB free HD space.
release notes (August 2004)
Mac OS (PowerPC)
Netscape 7.2 Mac OS X
(17.3MB, full)
Netscape 7.02 Mac OS 8.6+
(19.9MB, all in one)
Installer (178KB)
Min Req:
Mac OS X 10.1.x, (10.2.x later recommended), PowerPC 400MHz or G3 or G4, 64MB RAM, 60MB free HD space.
Min Req for Netscape 7.02:
Mac OS 8.6, (9.1 and later recommended), PowerPC 604e 266MHz or G3 or G4, 64MB RAM, 72MB free HD space.

release notes (August 2004)
Linux 2.2
Netscape 7.2 (16MB, full)
Installer (130KB)
Min Req:
Linux kernel 2.2.14 or greater, Libraries: glibc 2.1.0, XFree86 3.3.6, gtk+ 1.2.0 (1.2.5 or greater preferred); Pentium 233MHz, 64MB RAM, 26MB free HD space.
release notes (August 2004)
There's resource drainage issue with NS 7.1 in Windows 98. Please see: NS7.1 user feedback/report.
see: NS7.0 user feedback/report, Netscape 7.0 PR1 report

Download Netscape 7:
(full): (recommended) including all components in a single big file, for easy downloading and redistribution. You can select which components not to install.
(base): (new) including all components but large multimedia packages in a single big file, for even easier downloading and redistribution. You can select which components not to install.
(installer): you will need to select which components you wish to download later, suitable for single computer.
(streamlined)*: (recommended) Smaller package of Netscape, downloading without extra multimedia components. Only available exclusivly from SillyDog701.
Download Help | Help and Tips | Version Information | more Netscape 7.xx and Mozilla Gecko builds >
Need Help? Message Board available. | Downloading Tools
Netscape 6
Netscape 6 is generally considered as premature product, Netscape 7 is a better choice for stability and much better standard support.

As from user support point of view, we strongly recommend you to use Netscape 7 instead of Netscape 6. Since we are an archive site, Netscape 6 is avalable here.

Netscape 6 is based on open source engine (Gecko), while Netscape Communicator 4.8 uses the engine that originally released in late 1994 and has been modified and enhanced through the evolution of internet.
Netscape 6 is the first standards compliance of any browser ever released. This is made possible by the small, fast, standards-compliant, free, open-source, cross-platform, cross-device, embeddable Netscape Gecko browser engine.
Features: Themes, My Sidebar, convenient and flexible search, simpler interface, multiple mail accounts and identity, integrated instant messaging, privacy tools, autotranslation.

*Since we are an archive site, Netscape 6 is avalable in Netscape 6, 7 section.


Installation Guide | more Netscape 6 and Gecko builds >
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Netscape Communicator 4.5~4.8 (screen shot of Netscape Communicator 4.76) Featuring Smart Browsing, high performance Internet messaging, flexible roaming access, superior quality, directory-based centralised management. Windows 95/98/98SE/Me/NT/2000/XP
Communicator 4.8 (mirror1) Base Install (17.32MB)
Communicator 4.8 (mirror1) Complete Install (22.75MB)
Communicator 4.7 with Enterprise Calendaring (22.5MB)
read release notes (128bit encryption)
Min Req: PC with 486 or higher, 16MB RAM
Mac OS (Macintosh PowerPC)
Communicator 4.8 Complete Install (15.7MB, OS 8.1)
Communicator 4.78 Complete Install (14.7MB)
Communicator 4.7 Professional (14.8MB)
read release notes (128bit encryption)
Min Req: PowerPC with Mac OS 7.6.1, 16MB RAM
Communicator 4.79 requires Mac OS 8.1 or above
Linux
Communicator 4.8 Complete Install (16.7MB)
Communicator 4.7 Professional
Navigator 4.8 (stand-alone) (11.9MB)
read release notes (128bit encryption)
Min Req: 64MB RAM
IBM OS/2 Warp 4
Communicator 4.61 Complete Install (9.5MB, req. FixPack5)
read information about it.
* Suggests sites and information related to the web page you're currently viewing (What's Related)
* Lets you type common words into the Location field to find what you want (Internet Keywords)
* Supports enhanced JDK1.1 and JavaScript 1.3, which is EMCA-252 compliant.
* Integrated mail and newsgroup, called Messenger.
* Netscape AOL Instant Messenger included.
* Java plug-in support (from version 4.78).
* Enhanced CSS support (from version 4.79).

See also:
> more information
> Communicator Tips
Help | Communicator Tutorial | Version Info | ver 4.8, 4.79, 4.78, 4.77, 4.76, 4.75, 4.74, 4.73, 4.72, 4.7, 4.61, 4.6, 4.51, 4.5 >
Need Help? Message Board, your questions answered! | Downloading Tools | Print This Page | Please fill in survey form
Netscape Communicator 4.00~4.08
(screen shot of Netscape Navigator 4.02)
Netscape Communicator contains Navigator (WWW browser), Composer (web page authorising), Messenger (e-mail client), Collabra (newsgroups reader), Netscaster (web channel) and Conference (multi-user communication)
We recommend you getting Netscape Communicator 4.8 or latest Netscape instead.
Windows 95/98/NT
Communicator 4.08 Complete Install (15MB)
Communicator 4.08 Base Install (12.1MB)
Communicator 4.08 Professional Edition (17.1MB)
Navigator 4.08 Stand-alone (9.7MB)
read release notes (Min Req. 8MB RAM)
Windows 3.1x
Communicator 4.08 Complete Install (17MB)
Communicator 4.08 Base Install (14.6MB)
Communicator 4.08 Professional Edition (20MB)
Navigator 4.08 Stand-alone (8.6MB)
read release notes (Min Req. 8MB RAM)
Mac OS (PowerPC)
Communicator 4.08 Complete Install (MB)
Communicator 4.08 Professional Edition (MB)
Navigator 4.08 Stand alone (7.7MB)
release notes (Min Req. read note below)
Mac OS (68k)
Communicator 4.08 Complete Install
Communicator 4.08 Professional Edition
Navigator 4.08 Stand alone
release notes (Min Req. read note below)
Linux 2
Communicator 4.08 Base Install
Communicator 4.08 Professional Edition
Navigator 4.08 Stand Alone
read release notes (Min Req. 64MB)
IBM OS/2 Warp 4
Communicator 4.04 Complete Install (7.15MB)
Note: Mac OS (PowerPC and 68k) Min Req:
NS 4.00 to 4.05: Mac OS 7.5 + 16MB RAM
NS 4.06 to 4.08: Mac OS 7.6.1 + 16MB RAM

Note: Professional Edition includes Netscape Calendar, IBM Host On-Demand, and AutoAdmin.
Download Help | Introduction to Communicator | Version Info | version 4.08, 4.07, 4.06, 4.05, 4.04, 4.03, 4.02, 4.01, 4.0 >
Need Help? Message Board available. | Downloading Tools | Print This Page
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Netscape Navigator 3.0x
(Screenshot of Netscape Navigator 3.04)
The Internet browser that changed the world and together with Java technology that built up the dream of OS-free computer, Net-PC.


Windows 95/NT
Navigator 3.04 Gold Professional Edition (5.57MB)
Navigator 3.04 Gold Standard Edition (3.4MB)
read release notes

Windows 3.1x
Navigator 3.04 Gold Professional Edition (5.3MB)
Navigator 3.04 Gold Standard Edition (2.97MB)
read release notes

Mac OS (PowerPC)
Navigator 3.04 Gold Professional Edition (MB)
read release notes
Mac OS (68k)
Navigator 3.04 Gold Professional Edition
read release notes
Linux 1.2-ELF
Navigator 3.04 Gold
read release notes
Download Help | Guide | Version Info | version 3.03, 3.02, 3.01, 3.0 >
Retrospective Netscapes (Screenshot of Mosaic Netscape 0.92)
Looking for those earlier version of killer applications that helped bring the WWW to everyone?
The browser was originally called "Navigator", although people called it "Netscape", and the suite is called Communicator. It was developed in 1994 by a team led by Marc Andreessen, who created Mosaic, the first Web browser that had a graphical user interface, at the University of Illinois' NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications) in 1993.
>
Review of Netscape 0.9 by David Brody

The Beginning of Browser
Mosaic Netscape 0.9 was released on 13th October 1994 by the Mosaic Communication (later renamed to Netscape Communication Corp.) Netscape, a web browser, from the very beginning is significantly more advanced than any other browser of the time, including NCSA Mosaic.
> more information
The 1995 version of Netscape Handbook
We have versions as old as Netscape 0.9x.
Download Help | Guide | Version Info | version 2.02, 2.01, 2.0, 1.22, 1.22, 1.0, 0.9x >


Netscape Strong Encryption Eligibility
Netscape Browser software contains encryption technology that is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other U.S. law, and may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries (currently Afghanistan (Taliban-controlled areas), Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria) or to persons or entities prohibited from receiving U.S. exports (including Denied Parties, entities on the Bureau of Export Administration Entity List, and Specially Designated Nationals). For more information on the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 C.F.R. Parts 730-774, and the Bureau of Export Administration ("BXA"), please see the BXA homepage.

Help
Please feel free to ask in our friendly forums (Message Centre) for all your questions about usage/problem of Netscape/Mozilla browsers.
If there are any broken links or suggestion for this page, please use the feedback form.
> Try Ramona's Netscape and Mozilla Solution, SillyDog701's Netscape Knowledge Base is also available.
> Need help on converting your IE's favorites and emails to Netscape? Switch Guide available.
> Other Netscape related links: Netscape Technical Support.
> Questions? Ask here. We aimed to make this webpage the best Netscape information and downloading website.

Downloading Help
Most recent versions of Netscape are quite large and would take a long time to download, however the connection might not be perfect at all times. My personal recommendation is using a downloading manager for all your downloads especially those large files, like Go!Zilla for Windows 9x/NT, Monica for Macintosh, Caitoo for Linux.
If you receive Error 421 message, it means the FTP server is too busy. If there are Error 421 or any broken links, please report.

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