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NandoTimes/AP: Flashy Netscape 6.0 debuts

Dec 04, 2000, 23:01 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Blasko)

"Netscape has released Version 6.0, the Web browser that looks like a fashion show."

"Available for the PC, Mac and Linux platforms, Netscape 6.0 has taken Version 4.7, the dependable browser in a Wall Street business suit, and moved it to the East Village, complete with nose ring and dyed orange hair."

"The default interface is consciously hip-looking. Like those tall platform shoes, it's stylish, but not right for everyone. In this case, the look is a "theme."

"You can revert to the "classic" theme in which the stop button looks like a stoplight instead of an "X." And there are other themes available for download on the Web site."

"But if you can get past the themes and some other annoyances, you'll find a solid technical underpinning."

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