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CNN/InfoWorld: Users cry foul with Netscape 6

Dec 29, 2000, 08:06 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cathleen Moore)

"Microsoft's Internet Explorer is widely considered the victor in the once-heated Web browser war, but Netscape over the years has secured a large pool of users furiously loyal to the 4.x and earlier browser versions. But America Online's Netscape may have taken a serious misstep with the release of it latest browser, Netscape 6."

"The new browser officially hit the market in mid-November after several preview release versions were made available to users. Netscape 6 was in development for more than two years, resulting in a long dry spell between product launches for the Netscape division of AOL."

"Many users, turned critics, have reported that the product seems unfinished and the company would have better served users by waiting for the completion of the open-source Mozilla browser, set to be released in early 2001."

"User complaints about Netscape 6 vary from lack of stability, to performance drags caused by new customizable "skins", to the lack of business-oriented functions."

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