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eWEEK: Netscape 7.0 Shrivels Under Mozilla's Shadow

Sep 03, 2002, 19:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Rapoza)

"With the release of Netscape 7.0, Netscape Communications Corp. and its parent AOL have finally completed the transformation of the browser from a powerful and highly customizable Web and e-mail client to an intrusive home-user-focused client more on par with Microsoft Corp,'s MSN Explorer and the AOL client itself.

"The fact that Netscape 7.0 arrives hot on the heels of the similar but superior Mozilla 1.1 only serves to illuminate the small but significant differences between the two: Mozilla is highly customizable and offers a number of user options, while Netscape forces users to accept many features and functions they probably don't want while removing some they probably do.

"eWEEK Labs recommends that any business looking for browser options to Microsoft's Internet Explorer examine Mozilla or Opera Software's Opera rather than the corporate-unfriendly Netscape..."

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