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LinuxPlanet: Netscape 6 for Linux: Flashy Looks, Little Substance

Nov 14, 2000, 22:14 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"Thirty-two months of blood, sweat, and flames later, Netscape released the first commercial offspring of the much-touted and highly scrutinized Mozilla product today: Netscape Communicator 6."

"This is a product that has been completely rebuilt from the ground up from the older releases' code (up to version 4.76) and it is apparent right off the bat that Netscape is indeed a subsidiary of America Online. It is also pretty apparent that there are still a lot of rough edges on this product's Linux version that led me to wonder why it had to come out the door like this."

"Netscape 6, while aesthetically pleasing, gets some low marks on performance and broken parts of the interface."

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