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Netscape 7.0 Streamline and stand-alone

This Netscape 7.0 Streamline distribution (by SillyDog701) is a compact and complete version, not a installer; you don't need internet connection during the installation. In other words, you don't need to download any more components. There is NO modification to the Netscape logo or default settings. No locking of any feature or preference. All the small modifications are listed below. The creation of this Netscape 7.0 distribution is based on the complete package of Netscape 7.0 from Netscape Communication Corp.

Note, this page contains information about Netscape 7.0 Streamline, Netscape 7.01 Steamline is available.

Streamline Features:
* one single file, no extra downloads needed.
* small filesize, only 41% of full package. Even smaller (32%) if choose Navigator stand-alone. Reduces the downloading time and trouble. (Full package from Netscape is 31.4MB)
* no activation/registration.
* extra help resourse listed in Help menu. (more info)
* possible to install Navigator only or Navigator with Mail only without AIM. (notes)

Download Locations:
To download Netscape 7 Streamline or stand-alone, please read all information on this page first.

> Update: Netscape 7.02 Streamline (English) available.
> Also available: 7.02 Streamline Japanese, Japanese version also available.

For Windows 95/98/98SE/Me/NT/2000/XP
Netscape 7.0 Streamlined: (FTP download) (with Mail and News, 13MB)
Navigator 7.0 Stand-alone: (FTP download) (10.2MB)

> Update: Netscape 7.02 Streamline (English) available.
> Also available: 7.02 Streamline Japanese, Japanese version also available.

Details of components included:
Netscape 7.0 full, from Netscape Navigator 7.0 stand alone Netscape 7.0 Streamline
Navigator Navigator Navigator
Mail/News   Mail/News
Sun Java2    
Instant Messenger   Instant Messenger*
Quality Feedback    
Spell checker   Spell checker
AOL ART extension    
Macromedia Flash Macromedia Flash Macromedia Flash
Real Player    
Viewpoint Media Player      
HP Printer Identifier Plugin    
Classic Skin Classic Skin Classic Skin
Regional packs (Canadian)    
Activation (Registration) NO activation NO activation
size: 31.4MB size: 10.2MB (32%) size: 13MB (41%)

All components in Navigator 7.0 standalone and Netscape7.0 Streamline are selectable during installation except Navigator.
*Instant Messenger (or AIM) is included and is necessary for Netscape Mail to integrate with Netscape WebMail; you can select not to install AIM and access your Netscape WebMail via web interface (browser). Instant messenger contains AIM (or called NIM) and ICQ.
(extra information) If you decide to install Navigator and Mail components but deselect Instant Messenger (AIM):
Firstly, it is perfectly all right to do so, but remember you won't be able to use those components (the standalone AIM or from previous versions won't work).
Secondly, you should manually remove Buddy List from your My Sidebar, that tag would simply not work.
Thirdly, the Netscape WebMail in your Mail would not work. Do not use use integrated WebMail feature.

PLEASE NOTE: The Silly Dog 701 distribution is designed for easier downloads with smaller (selected) all-in-one package. If you want to install above missing components in the future, please download Netscape 7.0 (full) by Netscape Communication Corp.

You can find related information about this distribution at

Silly Dog 701 shall hold NO responsibility to all damages, data lost, any undesired results, or any kind of lost resulting by installing this package.

Small Additions by Silly Dog 701
SillyDog701 sidebar* There is a link from Help menu which will link to Browser Archive Message Forum ( where you can ask all your questions about Netscape.
* SillyDog701 Sidebar (as shown on the right) is included by default, this can be easily removed. (Note: only apply to new profile users) See benefits of SillyDog 701 Sidebar.
* Additional Silly Dog 701 bookmarks (as shown below) in your default bookmark file, again this can be easily removed (Note: only apply to new profile users)

additional bookmark entries

What is CCK?
CCK stands for Client Customization Kit, which is available from Netscape for orginations to create and distribute unique, customized versions of Netscape browser, including changes to the familiar browser component, Netscape Navigator.

Are those distribution legal?
Yes, they are under Netscape Client Customization Kit License Agreement and Netscape Browser Distribution Program License Agreement.

What are the benefits of obtaining those distribution to the original Netscape distribution?
They are compact, smaller downloading sizes, download-once (not installer), faster installing.

What are those distribution designed for?
For people who don't want to install Mail and Newsgroup features (such as people only use web-based mail accounts or public internet access terminals), Navigator stand-alone is the best choice.
For public internet access terminals.
For people want the reduce the downloading time, and do not want to install full load of programmes.
For people who already have RealPlayer installed in their system.

What features has been disabled in those CCKed version?
None, no features has been disabled, no functions has been locked, no change of Netscape logo, no modification to default bookmarks. Please note that some components mentioned above are not included in the package.
In fact, you will have an extra entry in the Help menu, which will point you to Netscape Browser Archive Forum for asking questions.

What if I want to use Sun Java™2 Plug-in?
No problem. You can go to Sun's Java website and download the plug-in. Then your Windows and Netscape 7.0 will have the latest Java™ 2 Standard Edition Runtime Environment. This method will ensure you having latest Java™2 Runtime Environment for your Netscape 6, Netscape 7 and 4.78 (and above), and MSIE.
OR you can download the complete package of Netscape 7.

What if I need to use multimedia features such as RealPlayer, Winamp, Viewpoint Media Player or Net2Phone?
Easy, there are many ways to use those multimedia features.
(1) if you already have them, just don't uninstall them and Netscape will automatically use their plug-ins (assume your previous installation is functioning)
(2) if you have them installed from previously Netscape, just don't un-install them, the Netscape Streamline will use them.
(3) if you don't have them in your computer, you can download them individually from their website. This way, you will more likely to get the most recent version of RealPlayer, Winamp or Net2Phone. (recommended)
(4) or you can download the full package of the Netscape 7.0.

Will this be faster than the Netscape's distribution?
Yes and no. No change to the browser engine at all (as mentioned previously), however there will have less applications associated to Netscape and file sizes are smaller, which might lead speed improments. The streamline Netscapes will definitely speeder and easier to install, and much easier to transfer to other computers or for friends.

Known issues?
Well, all know issues with complete package of Netscape 7.0 (with Navigator etc components) should still in the Streamline version. There are reports said some problems appearing in complete package does not appear in our Streamline version.
During the testing period, the usage report is pretty good. However if you have any problems, please do not hestate to report it.

Who is allowed to use this software?
Basically everyone is allowed, and this software is free to all. HOWEVER, NETSCAPE 7 END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT does not allow following people to use this product. (Excerpt from NETSCAPE 7.0 END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT)
12. EXPORT / IMPORT. Licensee agrees to comply with all export and import laws and restrictions and regulations of the United States and foreign countries, and not to export, re-export or import the Product or any direct product thereof in violation of any such restrictions, laws or regulations, or without all necessary authorizations. Neither the Product nor the underlying information or technology may be downloaded or otherwise exported or reexported (i) to Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, or any other country subject to U.S. trade sanctions applicable to the Product, to individuals or entities controlled by such countries, or to nationals or residents of such countries other than nationals who are lawfully admitted permanent residents of countries not subject to such sanctions; or (ii) to any named party or individual on the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Export Administration Denied Persons List or Entity List. Licensee acknowledges that the software contains encryption technology, the export of which is restricted by the U.S. and certain foreign laws. By downloading or using the Product, Licensee agrees to the foregoing, and represents and warrants that it complies with these conditions.

Any other issues I shall worry about?
No, if you really want to know more details about this distribution. Here it goes.
As required by the CCK license, I need to insert an identifier string to the browser identifier (UserAgent string), this string is not used for tracing at all. There is a text string "SillyDog" in your browser's identifier (HTTP_USER_AGENT string). Again, this is a CCK build, however unlike other distributions, there is no branding nor locking of any functions/settings at all.

I have more questions.
If you have any further queries do not hesitate about this distribution to use our message board and we will be pleased to help.

See also:
> Message Board
> Netscape Version Guide
> Netscape Browser Archive

Other related pages:
> Netscape Browser Archive
> Netscape Version Guide
> Netscape message board
> Netscape knowledge base
> Netscape 6.xx Streamline Series
> Netscape 7.01 Steamline Series
> Netscape 7.0PR1 Stripped-down packages
> "Very Netscape" Wallpaper
> Knowledge Base

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Other related pages:
> Netscape Browser Archive
> Netscape Version Guide
> Netscape message board
> Netscape knowledge base
> Netscape 6.xx Streamline Series
> Netscape 7.01 Steamline Series
> Netscape 7.0PR1 Stripped-down packages
> "Very Netscape" Wallpaper
> Knowledge Base

Extra Information:
* If you are using Netscape profiles from previous Netscape, your bookmark and sidebar settings will not be changed.

* The default Silly Dog 701 Sidebar Tab is only available for people who create a new profile using the streamlined packages.

* It is recommended not to share Netscape 7.0 profile with Mozilla.

* If you install Netscape 7 with Mail but no AIM, then it is recommended that you remove Buddy List from your My Sidebar, and remember not to access Netscape WebMail through Netscape Mail.

* Although it runs perfectly under Windows 95, Netscape does not official support Netscape 7 run under Windows 95. The supported platforms are: Windows 98, 98Se, Me, NT, 2000, XP.

* If you create a new profile with this streamlined Netscape, the additional bookmarks and sidebar tab can be easily removed.

* Streamline for Macintosh may be created, however, I need someone to help me build it and test it.

* Streamline for Linux might be created, again, I need help.

Questions? Feel free to ask in our message board.

Other related pages:
> Netscape Browser Archive
> Netscape Version Guide
> Netscape message board
> Netscape knowledge base
> Netscape 6.xx Streamline Series
> Netscape 7.01 Steamline Series
> Netscape 7.0PR1 Stripped-down packages
> "Very Netscape" Wallpaper
> Knowledge Base

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