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