Netscape 7.1

Discussion in 'New Mac Application Announcements' started by kettle, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. kettle macrumors 65816


    May 12, 2002
    England, Great Britain (Airstrip One)
    here's the link CLICK on version tracker.

    I suppose we shouldn't turn this into another "Who needs it?" or "Stay on topic!" flame war.... hmm

    Bit of a non-event really...:(
  2. PowerBook User macrumors regular

    May 29, 2003
    Thanks for posting this info. I didn't hear about this update. It seems like it only has a few small new things and bug fixes, but it's good to have the update. It won't work in OS 9, though.:mad:
  3. ebow macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2001
    Trapped in a world before later on
    Mozilla 1.4 was also released (on 30 June)... Haven't tried it yet, but it's there. <shrug>
  4. Pete_Hoover macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2003
  5. hvfsl macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2001
    London, UK
    Mozilla is a lot faster than Safari, so I will be using v1.4. There is no difference from what I can see between Netscape 7.1 and Mozilla 1.4, but I prefer to use Mozilla since it gets updated more frequently.
  6. blogo macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2002
    While I use Safari on my mac i find netscape 7.1 quite useful on my pc, the only thing i don't like is that it still got some bad tab integration, but I think it is mostly better than any other windows browser.
  7. redAPPLE macrumors 68030


    May 7, 2002
    2 Much Infinite Loops
    mozilla 1.4 or camino?

    since Safari still has some problems with some of my favorite websites... (please don't ask me which ones, too much to list)

    i still depend on a second browser. as of now, i use camino as my second browser. is camino better than mozilla 1.4?

    comments are welcome. thx.
  8. whiskeybravo macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2002
    Re: mozilla 1.4 or camino?

    Camino is based on the same rendering engine as Mozilla. It should render pages exactly the same, it just doesn't include the mail, newsreader, composer, etc. Any security issues will be exactly the same.
  9. bcsimac macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2002
    Bolivar, TN
    I downloaded it and still use it for certain sites

    I downloaded Netscape 7.1 and still use it for certain sites. I don't know though if Netscape will be around much longer after the Mozilla guys make the switch from current suite development to firebird and thunderbird (phoenix and minataur). I am not sure if it makes any sense to release a Netscape browser after the switch to Firebird and etc. I guess only time will tell!
  10. BigJayhawk macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2003
    New Jersey
    AOL doesn't even use Netscape?!?

    I can't imagine that Netscape is anything more than a hobby for AOL these days considering they don't even use it for THEIR OWN browser within the AOL software. Back when there was the Netscape buyout I thought for sure it would be payback time to Microsoft (from AOL, ironically). But, NO, I think there was some underlying threat from MS to AOL that they better keep the MSIE built in to AOL or else. OK, conspiracy theory?
  11. VIREBEL661 macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2003
    I like Mozilla and Netscape, but is it possible just to download a browser only version for OS X??? Can anyone help??? Thanks in advance...
  12. jbomber macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2003
    Brooklyn - NYC
    it's such a shame that netscape fell off. they used to be the browser of choice for everyone who wasn't a sheep in the Microsoft herd. bah, now no one will even go near the browser....
  13. bcsimac macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2002
    Bolivar, TN
    Re: AOL doesn't even use Netscape?!?

    Not true man! AOL uses Gecko as built-in browser for AOL for Mac OS X. I don't know what they use in the windows version.....but then again I don't care because I don't use windows. You would be right about IE being the browser for AOL if you are talking about the classic 5.0 version.


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