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MozillaQuest: New Browser War Heats Up -- But It's Netscape vs. Netscape

Jan 01, 2001, 19:39 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Angelo)

"The new Netscape 6 (NS6) browser suite should have lots of promise when it is finished. However, the premature Netscape 6.0 release has brought lots of criticism from reviewers and users alike."

"The product that is Netscape 6.0 should have been released as its first preview release. However, AOL's Netscape division has released it as an end-user, shipping version of the browser suite, This very flawed product should not have been released as the initial shipping version."

"Moreover, Netscape 6 Preview Release 1 (NS6-PR1) should have been distributed as an alpha or pre-beta release, not an end-user preview release. But in a sense, the real test of any product is user acceptance. And it looks as though user acceptance of Netscape 6.0 is far from approval of this preemie."

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