"Netscape 6 Preview Release 2 provides another look at where
Netscape Communications Corp.'s next-generation browser is headed,
showcasing improved user customization options and messaging
"eWEEK Labs was impressed with the features of PR 2, which is a
significant step up from the first release of Netscape 6 (see eWEEK
Labs' review of that release). However, while Preview Release 2
has improved functionality, its lack of stability and major feature
holes also show how long the wait will probably be for a real beta
-- never mind release code."
"Among the most impressive new features are the improved
capabilities of the cookie and password manager, and a much more
functional, complete mail client. This release now also makes it
simple for users to choose different "skins," or "themes" as
Netscape calls them, for their browser, and for those interested in
just a quick test run, it thankfully includes an un-installer."
"All in all, we found Netscape 6 PR2 to be a much more usable
release of the browser, with improved usability options such as URL
history drop-downs, back and forward button histories, and better
sidebar and bookmark management. The browser also now supports
plug-ins and does a better job of properly displaying most Web
sites, making it possible for use as an everyday browser for those
with the patience to endure the many crashes and glitches typical
of a pre-beta."
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