Netscape 7...do u care?

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Netscape 7 was launched today (8-29) Do you care?

  1. Yes

    14 vote(s)
    28.0%
  2. Maybe

    10 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. No

    9 vote(s)
    18.0%
  4. I wouldn't download Netscape if i had a 40 foot log shoved up my arse and downloading it was the onl

    15 vote(s)
    30.0%
  5. What the crap is Netscape?

    2 vote(s)
    4.0%
  1. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

    mnkeybsness

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    #1
    this is a copy of the screen savers poll...but i'm more interested to hear what just mac users have to say...

    Netscape 7 was launched today....do you care?

    thoughts....
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    #2
    Hell no. Netscape 6 was an overdone, bloated and slow browser and 7 is also overdone and bloated but it's quicker. Basically all 7 is is one big AOL ad. :( I had faith in Netscape, but after reading the reviews of it, I'm sticking with Mozilla. :)
     
  3. Taft macrumors 65816

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    #3
    I care only because:

    a) Its not affiliated with MS

    and

    b) It is standards compliant and promotes standards in general. (something that MS doesn't do).

    Taft
     
  4. DeadlyBreakfast macrumors regular

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    Yea...but Netscape is owned by AOL....For that reason alone it needs to die a horrible death.
     
  5. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    I haven't used Netscape for two years. I haven't used IE for a month. Chimera is alright but Mozilla seems to be the top, IMO.
     
  6. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    I'm running it now, it's certainly better than Mozilla, which i had been using... some things still lag a bit, but it's an improvement. I'm afraid i don't see the AOL ad thing, but whatever. Yeah it's owned by the biggest crappy ISP in the world, but it's still the lesser of two evils...

    i do wish it could load faster... jeez... 'course i don't quit it except to reboot...

    :)
    pnw
     
  7. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I would have downloaded the final version of Netscape, but I'm enjoying the speed and anti-alising of Mozilla 1.1.

    Personally, I don't care about browser companies/orgs, unless one of them works fast, is stable, and gets the job done. I haven't tried Chimera, but I'll probably give it a go when it hits 1.0.0.
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    #8
    I'll download it for my mum and dad's machine because they already use it (v6.2) and like it.

    I use Mozilla except where the website requires Internet Exploder.
     
  9. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    #9
    Netscape is a bloated browser. I resent it because of it's AOL affiliations.

    Personally I'll stick with Chimera or Omniweb (much more stable then IE or NS7)
     
  10. SilvorX macrumors 68000

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    i hated the netscrap 7 public beta, when i installed netscrap 7, it made problems with mozilla so i couldnt use mozilla well anymore
    i noticed to day that the netscape.com/download page had changed when i was trying to dl 4.8 on os8.6 (yes os 8.6 n yes netscrap 4.8 :()
     
  11. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    I'm getting the full one now, I'm pretty sreu I'll like it because its alot faster than mozilla, not rendering , its just that moz on OSX is sluggish as , so I'll let you know
     
  12. oldMac macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    Faster?

    I'm happy to try anything that might make my browser experience faster under OS X.
     
  13. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Well, I just tried NS 7 and it loaded the macrumors.com home page in 5 seconds, and IE took 9. That's without caching. The GUI is ugly as sin, though... In VersionTracker terms, I give it 3 stars. One off for being bloated, and one off for being Netscape. :p
     
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  15. cb911 macrumors 601

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    #15
    i would never touch Netscape. i don't even know why it is still being developed. what's wrong with IE? i've got Chimera as well, but i never seem to use that either...

    and what's iCab?:confused:
     
  16. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  17. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    #17
    i wont care for a netscape product until chimera IS rtheir OS X product. which will probably happen next year.
     
  18. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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  19. ackpth macrumors newbie

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    #19
    ... you're kidding, right?
     
  20. mnkeybsness thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i must say i'm quite surprised about how many people are voting YES in this poll...but nobody has that much to say about it that's good.
     
  21. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    It's a browser that I left for dead a long time ago. They had strict HTML 4.01 compliance, but it didn't support CSS, and the GUI was even worse than Netscape. Of course, the last time I tried it was back in OS 9, so who knows...

    http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=9109&db=mac
     
  22. 3777 macrumors 6502

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    ICab for OSX is 100 times better then the early builds of OS9.......at least I think so anyway....... the best browser I have besides Explorer.....
     
  23. 3777 macrumors 6502

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    CSS

    They suck on a number of browsers anyway.:D
     
  24. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    #24
    I'm using OmniWeb, and its workin nicely in OS X. Personally, I'm not a big fan of Netscape, never really was, but i guess it works for some people. To each his own:)
     
  25. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    #25
    I'm surprised to hear you say that the Netscape version is faster than Mozilla since about 75 percent of both is the same code. Guess that 25 percent counts in a big way. :)
     

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