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PC Magazine: Netscape 7.0 Brings Mozilla to the Masses

Sep 06, 2002, 20:30 (13 Talkback[s])
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"All but the Netscape name has taken a giant leap forward in Version 7.0. Just released as a free download, Netscape 7.0 packages the open-source, developer-oriented Mozilla browser into a consumer-friendly package, complete with shopping links, Net2Phone, Web radio, and integrated AIM with an option to display your AIM buddy list in the browser. Fortunately, you can turn off the shopping links, bookmarks, and other clutter and turn Netscape into a sleek, fast, friendly browser that may make you consider switching from Microsoft Internet Explorer as your default browsing tool.

"Like Mozilla, Netscape 7.0 has a tabbed interface that lets you open multiple pages at top speed in the same window, without waiting for Windows to build the menu bars and icons required when you open a page in a second browser window. You can save any set of tabbed pages as a single bookmark and reopen the whole set with one click. A tabbed My Sidebar panel at the left of the browser displays news, weather, bookmarks, a history list, and anything else you choose, and it's far more flexible and customizable than IE's Explorer Bar. Not only can you customize My Sidebar using options from Netscape's preselected list, but you can also add your favorite Web sites, so they're always within reach..."

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