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LinuxMall.com: Netscape 6: Picked or Panned?

Apr 12, 2000, 02:27 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Head)

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"To cheers, cat-calls and hisses from Slashdot respondents, Netscape Communications released its Open Source Netscape 6 preview release 1 for download from Netscape Netcenter. The new Navigator is described in the company's press release as "an important new product that provides new innovations for users and a cross-platform/cross-device, Open Source, customizable browser the can be used by any company in the industry free of charge.""

"The only thing Slashdot's users agree on is that it's free. Referring to the markup language used in the brower, respondents seemed divided over whether Navigator 6 supports dynamic hypertext markup language (DHTML). Some were pleased that Netscape supports extensible markup language (XML), however."

"Some respondents commented about Navigator's speed, with Jaybill proclaiming that Netscape 6 "is running circles around Internet Explorer (IE)." Another respondent, bbcat, disagreed. "As far as I can see, this thing crawls big time if you have both the browser and the mail program opened.""

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